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Gareth Doherty

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520285019

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520285019.001.0001

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The Blueness of Green

The Blueness of Green

Infrastructures of sky and Water

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(p.40) 2 The Blueness of Green
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Paradoxes of Green
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Gareth Doherty

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520285019.003.0003

This chapter looks at the infrastructure of blue (water resources) in Bahrain's built environment, as well as the efficacy of blue in keeping the country green. Beginning with a description of the Bahraini light and the colors of the sea, from technical, historical, and social perspectives, the chapter studies the water system and the politics of treated sewage effluent (TSE). Over half the water of the state is used in the irrigation of green space in Bahrain—an indication of the enormous value accorded to green. Because Bahrain is an island, the intensity of the light and the colors it animates are amplified due to the humidity generated by the surrounding sea.

Keywords:   Bahrain, water resources, Bahraini light, TSE, irrigation, green space

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