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Build man-made mountains in both arid and semi-arid areas. This will increase the rainfall across the desert regions.



What will be the effect of weather from the man-made mountain? How should be the gradient or slope? And how high should the mountain be? Despite these obstacles and hard questions, the success lies in the skies which may create an alternative ground challenges. If we intend to make rain enhancement in the UAE and all over the world which will be more efficient and predictable for a long time in arid and semi-arid regions, then we need to build man-made mountains in these desert prone areas.

How are we going to accomplish it? The main idea of building these mountains is to allow the high landscape to be able to force the air currents to rise up to low pressure concentration hence condensing the air particles therefore forming many clouds. The condensed clouds can be modified then contributing to an increase of rainfall to the adjacent landscape which is desert. This will ensure that there will be water security in the area.



Category of the action

Mitigation/Adaptation, Changing public attitudes about climate change

What actions do you propose?

Although it is approximated that almost $613, 000 is going to be incurred in the government budget in building the mountains in all the arid regions in the UAE, it will enhance water security. These ideas can be supported well by the existing mountains that are found in the Northeast of the UAE (Fujairah) that provides a lot of rainfall in the adjacent lands, these mountains also modify the weather conditions of these arid regions.

Who will take these actions?

Although these man-made mountains might have an effect or unwanted consequences in our environment, there's need for the government of the UAE and the world at large to act on this proposal because it will ensure that we are secure of water. These man-made mountains will play a major role in modifying our desert regions, hence we will experience a lot of rainfall.

Where will these actions be taken?

Abu dhabi, Dubai and Al-Ain

What are other key benefits?

  1. Increase of rainfall.
  2. Ensure water security.
  3. Modify the weather to be a cooler.

What are the proposal’s costs?

Almost $613,000

Time line

Medium term (15-50 years)

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