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Water Resources and Integrated Management of the United Arab Emirates

Book

Part of the World Water Resources book series (WWR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxxi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 3-15
    3. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 17-61
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 65-111
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 115-175
    3. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 177-191
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-194
    2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 195-230
    3. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 231-255
    4. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 257-280
    5. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 281-309
    6. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 311-333
    7. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 335-393
    8. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 395-426
    9. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 427-451
  6. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
    2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Zeinelabidin E. Rizk
      Pages 455-470

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an inventory of water resources, describes water challenges, and suggests methodologies and technologies for integrated water resources management in the UAE. It also summarizes efforts of water conservation and management, and modern approaches for improvement of water resources management and decision-making related to this valuable resource. The authors are specialized in geology and hydrogeology and have been teaching and conducting scientific research on water resources in the UAE for the last three decades. 
This book represents the main reference on water resources in the UAE for academia, researchers, professionals, students and the general public. 

Keywords

Modelling Techniques and Isotope Hydrology Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Water Conservation and Harvesting Water in the United Arab Emirates Water Resources Management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Middle East Geological and Environmental EstablishmentDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.University of Science and Technology of FujairahFujairahUnited Arab Emirates

About the authors

Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan obtained his PhD in Geology from the University of South Carolina, USA in 1985. Currently, he is Emeritus Professor of Geology and consultant on Middle East petroleum systems, water, and environment. He has over 35 years of experience in the oil industry and academia, serving as a professor and the Dean of College of Science at United Arab Emirates University. He has published 8 books and more than 100 scientific papers in international journals and he has presented over 60 abstracts at several international conferences and meetings. His main research interests are petroleum geology of the Middle East, water resources and integrated management, climate changes, and desertification of the Arabian Gulf Region. He was the first UAE national to be promoted as professor, based on his academic teaching and his administration, research, participation, organization, and chairing sessions in regional and international events. He has served as reviewer and editorial board member of a number of international journals and is a member of the Third World Academy of Sciences, the Board of Trustees at Ajman University, UAE, the Board of Trustees at American University in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, and an honorary member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Alsharhan's career has been diverse, serving in government, consultancy, and academia.

Zeinelabidin E. Rizk obtained his PhD in Hydrogeology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota, USA in 1990. Currently, he is the Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Acting Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. He has been employed at Ajman University of Science and Technology since 2000, working as Dean of the Institute of Environment, Water and Energy and as a member of the Board of Trustees. Currently, he teaches courses in geology, environmental sciences and innovation. He has taught courses at Menoufia University, Egypt, United Arab Emirates University, and Ajman University of Science and Technology during his entire career while also maintaining active research and consulting activities. His current research interests are water, energy and food nexus, integrated water resources management and water policies and legislations. Rizk has co-authored two books and has published over 80 scientific papers in local, regional and international journals. 


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