Water scarcity analysis, assessment and alleviation: New approach for arid environment

Ahmad Danboos, Othman Jaafar, Ahmed El-Shafie

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Iraq is one of the riparian countries in the Tigris-Euphrates river basin in the Middle East. This region currently faces water shortage issues because of increased demand and the mounting effects of climate change. Iraq relies heavily on water from the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; indeed, Iraq was considered rich in water resources until the 1970s, when water scarcity problems began to arise. The water shortage problem is expected to become more serious in the near future. The primary objective of this review is to discover stringent, practical and quick measures that can be implemented to overcome Iraq’s water resource problems. The Iraqi authorities must craft a strategic water management vision (including cooperation and coordination), improve the agriculture and sanitation sectors, conduct research and development, and initiate a public awareness program. This paper discusses both current conditions and future expectations to overcome Iraq’s water scarcity problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7536-7545
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Volume12
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • Tigris and euphrates rivers
  • Water resources management
  • Water scarcity in iraq

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Water scarcity analysis, assessment and alleviation : New approach for arid environment. / Danboos, Ahmad; Jaafar, Othman; El-Shafie, Ahmed.

In: International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 12, No. 18, 01.01.2017, p. 7536-7545.

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Danboos, Ahmad ; Jaafar, Othman ; El-Shafie, Ahmed. / Water scarcity analysis, assessment and alleviation : New approach for arid environment. In: International Journal of Applied Engineering Research. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 18. pp. 7536-7545.
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