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Document Water Scarcity in the Arab Region-Major Problems and Attempts to alleviate their Impacts

This book mainly deals with climate and hydrology (surface and sub-surface) of the Arab Region. The book contains twelve chapters and three appendices. These chapters comprise an historical introduction, physiographic features and geological settings of the region, climate, analysis of precipitation, evaporation and evapotranspiration, river basins and flow, wadi basins and flow, erosion and sedimentation, groundwater resources, non-conventional water resources, storage of water and impacts of the water scarcity on the future of the region. Appendices I, II and III, on a CD-ROM at the end of the book, list meteorological data, hydrologic data and water quality data used in preparing the book. The book contains reviews of several topics coupled with case studies, data analyses, discussions and conclusions which apply to several areas of water resources planning, development and management. More than 300 sources of literature are included for reference. This is a key reference book aimed at researchers, professionals and research students working in the fields of hydrometeorology, engineering hydrology, agriculture hydrology and water quality data. It also serves the interest of those who are interested in water resources development and management in arid and semi-arid zones in general, and in the Arab Region in particular. A CD ROM is included, containing data sets in 3 appendices with meteorological, hydrological and water quality data.

Creator Mamdouh Shahin (email:
Publisher Mamdouh Shahin
Type of document Proceedings
Rights Public
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Source of information Springer Link
Keyword(s) water scarcity
Geographical coverage Egypt