ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Sep. 25, 2014:  
Workers dig a ditch for electrical cables for irrigation system at  the green and lush traditional park space at Salaam Street near where it meets 19th (Al Sa'ada Street) features expansive grass area and a dolphin fountain on Thursday, Sep. 25. On the other side of the Salaam Street is a new desert-style landscape, with very different plants and a marked absence of irrigation. (Silvia Razgova / The National)

Usage: Sep. 28, 2014
Section: WK
Reporter:  Nick Leech
Authorities focused on water-saving initiatives amid a dry spell that started last year. Silvia Razgova / The National

Water consumption for irrigation slashed by 75 per cent in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra region