Long term simulation of groundwater situation in murauk basin due to great-man made project pumping in Libya

Isam M. Abdelrahem, Khalim Rashid, Amiruddin Ismail

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Abstract

Libya is considered as one of those countries which suffer from limited water resources availability. About 95 % of the country is desert. The average annual rainfall is just between 10 mm to 500 mm over the entire Libyan land surface. The Great Man-Made River Project (GMMRP), started in 1984, transfers groundwater from the southern aquifers to the northern part at a rate of 5.7 million m 3/day over thousands of kilometers. Continuing water consumption from the aquifer system over the last two decades has resulted in significant lowering of the groundwater level and affecting its quality. This paper is focusing on the drawdown of groundwater level due to Great Man-Made Project pumping at Murzuk Basin. The study is carried out using Groundwater Vistas (GV) software, MODFLOW is the package that selected for water level simulation to get the steady-state condition at study area for long-term of pumping, and MODOFC to make an optimization model, it is formulated in term to minimizing the total water extract and water head as objective functions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010
Pages94-100
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010 - Gaborone
Duration: 6 Sep 20108 Sep 2010

Other

Other3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010
CityGaborone
Period6/9/108/9/10

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Keywords

  • Groundwater
  • Libya
  • Man-made river
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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Abdelrahem, I. M., Rashid, K., & Ismail, A. (2010). Long term simulation of groundwater situation in murauk basin due to great-man made project pumping in Libya. In Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010 (pp. 94-100)

Long term simulation of groundwater situation in murauk basin due to great-man made project pumping in Libya. / Abdelrahem, Isam M.; Rashid, Khalim; Ismail, Amiruddin.

Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010. 2010. p. 94-100.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdelrahem, IM, Rashid, K & Ismail, A 2010, Long term simulation of groundwater situation in murauk basin due to great-man made project pumping in Libya. in Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010. pp. 94-100, 3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010, Gaborone, 6/9/10.
Abdelrahem IM, Rashid K, Ismail A. Long term simulation of groundwater situation in murauk basin due to great-man made project pumping in Libya. In Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010. 2010. p. 94-100
Abdelrahem, Isam M. ; Rashid, Khalim ; Ismail, Amiruddin. / Long term simulation of groundwater situation in murauk basin due to great-man made project pumping in Libya. Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management, AfricaWRM 2010. 2010. pp. 94-100
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