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The RAK Mangrove Wetland: A Great Ecological Asset Worth Preserving

Situated at the center of the Ras Al Khaimah city in a harsh climate of extreme heat and high water salinity, the mangroves lend Ras Al Khaimah a unique blend of urban and natural beauty. A recent study assessed public attitudes towards these mangroves, and although they are highly appreciated, there are concerns about their health and sustainability.

This Majlis presentation will give an overview of the unique characteristics of the Ras Al Khaimah mangroves, their key ecosystem services, and the threats they face under changing climatic and socio-economic conditions. It will discuss ways to safeguard this important ecosystem future generations.


Dr. Hamed Assaf is the Interim Dean of the School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. Dr. Assaf is an expert in water resources management and climate change. He has conducted several studies on adaption to climatic changes, water resources management, and risk assessment of groundwater contamination.

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*Note: Photographs and videos will be taken throughout this event and may be used for promotional purposes online, in print material, and /or through other media.

Start Date End Date Time
November 24, 2019November 24, 20195:00-7:00 PM