Natural Resources Management
in Marginal Environments
In the United Arab Emirates, the soils are
dominantly sandy and infertile and require frequent irrigation to maintain a
healthy landscape under hot climate. However, little has been done in this respect
on UAE soils for urban landscaping projects such as Dubai Sustainability City,
and hence this subject has formed the focus of this study, involving zeolite
and compost produced by Tadweer Waste Treatment L.L.C. in different quantities,
tested in the laboratory and greenhouse trial.
The purpose is to improve the soil quality and conserve water.