Environmental Ethics as a Tool for Sustainable Water Resources Management


​This paper promotes environmental ethics as a tool for sustainable water resources management in the Arab region. The approach is combination of cultural, ethical, and social marketing that is propagating social learning and have "bottom-up" education and communication functions, as well as "top-down" high level applied research aspects with industry and technology participation. Water resources availability has been a major constraint on social and sustainable development in the Arab region. The paper discusses the key factors in the Arab water crisis, and assesses the progress made in implementing initiatives, social marketing and programs of actions. . It explains how best environmental ethics could contribute to its realization to ensure sustainability through a social code of environmental conduct. It investigates new tools and techniques based on participation of relevant stakeholders in decision making, knowledge and experience transfer among water institutions.