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Where is Dubai located?

United Arab Emirates, on the Persian Gulf Coast

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Different activities that create conflict between stake holders?

Oil production, Fishing, Tourism, Property Development

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How does Oil production create conflict in Dubai?

-Oil important for UAE economy, making up a third of the countries GDP
-Conflict between oil companies and conservationists, as oil pollution cause pollution in the Gulf.
-Take 5-8 years to flush out as the Gulf is semi-enclosed body of water.
-Pollution of water causes conflict with the fishing industry and affect fish stocks.

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How does fishing cause conflict in Dubai?

-Problem as there are no quotas set to limit fish caught.
-Tourist demand strains fish stocks.
-Illegal drift nets affect the hawksbill turtle.
-Conflict with Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) and the fishing industry.

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How does tourism cause conflict in Dubai?

-In 2007, 7 million hotel guests in Dubai expected to rise to 14 million in 2015.
-Conflict with tourists and conservationists as there will be an increase more sewage and litter, more erosion of the coastline.
-Four-wheel drive vehicle excursions damage turtle nesting beaches.

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How does property development cause conflict?

-The Palms and Waterfront construction damage coastal habitat.
-Built on land reclaimed from the Persian Gulf using material dredged from the seabed.
-Conflict with property developers and conservationists.

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An environmental impact assessment is used for?

Determining the environmental consequences of a development project

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The EIA that was done in Dubai?

-Undertaken for a proposed combined power station and desalination plant at Hassyan in Dubai.
-They found a number of issues:Seawater quality changes
-Modification or loss of coastal habitiats
-Loss of the Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary

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What is a cost-benefit analysis?

Allows the costs and the benefits of any development to be assessed.

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What is a value analysis?

Examining the viewpoints of different stakeholders

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The value analysis that was done in Dubai?

-Viewpoints of stakeholder considered, but decision mostly based on huge increase of demand for water. Can supply 260m gallons/day, expected to increase to 800m gallons/day in 2015. Desalination able to provide an extra 600m gallons/day