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Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate

Abstract: 
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has abundant supplies of water. This may seem to be a bold statement to make, however, despite the fact that the Emirate receives very little rainfall and is largely a hyper-arid desert, it has by far the longest coastline in the UAE. Aside from the plentiful water available in the Arabian Gulf, large deposits of underground water lie under the surface, which have taken millions of years to form. The Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate aims to be different. It has been prepared to address this information gap and embrace a wide constituency of readers in an innovative and compelling manner. The Atlas presents information within a common story and narrative, interwoven with complementary stories, case studies, facts and statistics, illustrative figures, anecdotes, photographs and thematic maps that highlight the most significant environmental aspects of the Emirate. The Atlas is designed to be highly accessible and communicative, presenting concepts and scientific information in a manner that is understandable to a wide audience. The Atlas showcases the remarkable story of Abu Dhabi's environmental heritage and highlights its profound influence on the past, present and future of human and cultural development. By informing and educating the reader, it aims to raise awareness and present a call for action to protect the environmental richness and diversity of the Emirate. Keywords: Visualization, Data
Institution: 
Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi
Year: 
2011
Input By: 
Mohamed Al Ghailani
Affiliation: 
MI-ESM608-2016-Group#3
Dimensions-Problem/Solution: 
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Energy
Information & Telecommunication
Other Services
Country: 
United Arab Emirates
Datatype(s): 
Organizations