This book is an outcome of the international conference on water resource management in arid regions at Kuwait in 2002. It focuses on areas encompassing major aspects of surface water hydrology. The book is useful for researchers, practitioners and graduate students.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Water problems and policy 1. Water problems map, a way to envision our water future 2. Issues, problems and policy principles related to groundwater resources in Sudan 3. Agricultural drainage water reuse policy in Egypt: Conservation and challenges Section 2: Water scarcity, conservation and security 4. Coping with water scarcity: The future challenge 5. Water distribution management towards waste conservation 6. Statutory regulations for water conservation and water reuse 7. Graywater recycling 8. A vision for water security and sustainability in the Arab world Section 3: Water harvesting 9. The role of water harvesting in alleviating water scarcity in arid areas 10. Water harvesting in the arid countries: The “widan” (rivers) in Algeria and their management 11. Sustainable water harvesting in India: A case study 12. Implications of rain water harvesting in the coastal aquifer – A case study 13. Applicability of remote sensing in rainfall-runoff water harvesting in arid to semi-arid regions of Western India 14. Water harvesting and conservation: Evaluation of the Tunisian experience 15. Water harvesting practices in arid and semi-arid region of north of Gorgan Section 4: Decision support systems 16. A decision support system for water resources planning in Egypt 17. Development of a DSS for integrated water resources management under environmental balance in Egypt 18. Decision support system for water right analyses and control Section 5: Water resources development 19. Hydropower and irrigation-potentials of reservoirs in arid regions 20. Evaluation and storage of water resources in semi-arid regions 21. Global warming and water resources in the arid and semi-arid regions: Considering adaptation for sustainable development 22. Sustainable development of arid regions in Iran using aquifer management (modern and traditional methods) 23. Water supply project from Manavgat River of Turkey to arid Mediterranean countries 24. Evaluation of corrosion inhibitors in drinking water supply systems Section 6: Irrigation water management 25. Future perspectives of irrigation in the Southern Mediterranean region: Policies and management issues 26. Crop-water management for intensive production under restricted water supply 27. Optimal real time scheduling of irrigation and power generation for a multi-center pivot irrigation system 28. Determining water requirements for landscape irrigation in Istanbul region 29. Water efficient irrigation method for horticulture in arid region 30. Columnar fruiting cacti as an effective technology in improving water use efficiency in the arid regions 31. Effect of land leveling on water management and efficiency of irrigation water at Upper Egypt 32. Protection methodology of irrigation structures against sand movement risk 33. Evolutionary calibration of downstream canal control algorithms 34. Variation of total friction head losses and uniformity coefficients based on inlet pressure head in trickle irrigation laterals 35. Decline of qanats in Iran: Reasons and potential solutions Section 7: Management of water resources 36. Resource management in water short basins 37. Rational decision making in water resources in the presence of risk and uncertainty 38. Water management in Islam 39. Water management in the Arabian Peninsula: Needed adaptations 40. Challenges of water resources management in Brazilian semi-arid region 41. Integrated water resource management at West Delta region and related problems 42. Water management in the State of Bahrain: Two decades of experience and future expectations 43. Management of water resources in Kuwait with special reference to desalinated water 44. Sustainable water resources management of Gaza coastal aquifer, Palestine 45. Stochastic finite element and risk analysis on water resources management 46. Information technologies for water resources management 47. Management model on sharing transboundary water resources