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Document Water Resources and Hydrometeorology of the Arab Region

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 a 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 meteorlogical 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. The extensive coverage of the hydrometeorology and water resources of the Arab Region as presented in the book is essential for all water resources engineers and other professionals as well as researchers and research students involved in these areas of interest. The book is an ambitious attempt to summarise the topography, climate, surface hydrology and groundwater of the whole Arab region. It assembles a lot of material which is readily available only in consultants' reports and similar sources. There are a number of statistical tables covering these topics.

Written for: Water resources engineers (hydrologists and agricultural engineers), hydrometeorologists, researchers and research students.

The book has involved an enormous emount of work, and would provide a useful introduction to those undertaking hydrological investigations in the Arab world.

Creator Prof. Dr Engr Mamdouh Shahin (email: shahin1932@hotmail.com)
Publisher Springer Publishers (The Netherlands and Germany). Mrs. Petra van Steenbergen, Van Godewijkstraat 30 3311 GX, Dordrecht,Office Number: 07C14a, P.O.Box 17 3300 AA, Dordrecht, Tel. +31 (0) 78 657 6235, Fax +31 (0) 78 657 6388, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Type of document Report
Rights Public
File link http://www.springer.com/east/home?SGWID=5-102-22-144473754-0&changeHeader=true
Source of information Water Science and Technology Library, Vol. 59, 2007
Keyword(s) Climate, Groundwater, Non-conventional water resources, Rivers and wadi flow, Water conservation
Subject(s) DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES
Relation http://www.emwis.org/topics/fol668523
Geographical coverage Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Comores
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