Water Resources in Arid Areas: The Way Forward

  • Osman Abdalla
  • Anvar Kacimov
  • Mingjie Chen
  • Ali Al-Maktoumi
  • Talal Al-Hosni
  • Ian Clark
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Climate and Water Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anburaj Vidyasakar, Helena Sant’Ovaia, Linto Alappat, P. Morthekai, Seshachalam Srinivasalu, A. K. Singhvi et al.
      Pages 3-30
    3. Sultan Al-Yahyai, Yassine Charabi, Said Al-Sarmi, Juma Al-Maskari
      Pages 43-58
    4. Sahar Abidi, Olfa Hajji, Hamadi Habaieb
      Pages 59-74
    5. Said Al-Sarmi, Sultan Al-Yahyai, Juma Al-Maskari, Yassine Charabi, B. S. Choudri
      Pages 89-100
  3. Groundwater Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Mohammad Muqtada Ali Khan, Fatin Wahida Fadzil, Hafzan Eva Mansor, Dony Adriansyah Nazaruddin, Zameer Ahmad Shah
      Pages 103-114
    3. Seif-Ennasr Marieme, Hirich Abdelaziz, Zine El Abidine El Morjani, Choukr-Allah Redouane, Zaaboul Rashyd, Nrhira Abdessadek et al.
      Pages 115-140
    4. Mohamed Saber, Saif Alhinai, Ahmed Al Barwani, Ahmed AL-Saidi, Sameh A. Kantoush, Emad Habib et al.
      Pages 155-169
  4. Water Resources Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Dony Adriansyah Nazaruddin, Muhammad Muqtada Ali Khan, Sofea Rasheeqa Fazil, Zurfarahin Zulkarnain, Kausilia Raman
      Pages 173-195
    3. Benmessaoud Hassen, Laggoun Soufiane, Chafai Chaouki
      Pages 197-214
    4. Olfa Hajji, Sahar Abidi, Taoufik Hermassi, Ikram Mekni
      Pages 215-249
    5. G. N. Zaimes, V. Iakovoglou, I. Kosmadakis, K. Ioannou, P. Koutalakis, G. Ranis et al.
      Pages 267-280
  5. Salinity and Desalination

  6. Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

  7. Agriculture and Irrigation Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Hossein Sardabi, Hossein Tavakkoli-Neko
      Pages 433-448
    3. M. Hozayn, A. A. Abd El Monem, M. A. Darwish, Ebtihal M. Abd Elhamid
      Pages 449-460
    4. Nadir Ahmed Elagib, Ammar Ahmed Musa, Hussein M. Sulieman
      Pages 461-479
    5. Ashok Alva, Mohammed Albaho, Gautam Kumar, Mohamed Annabi, William Stevens, Kris Dodge
      Pages 501-521

About these proceedings


This book presents the most recent innovations, trends, concerns and practical challenges, and solutions in the field of water resources for arid areas. It gathers outstanding contributions presented at the International Water Conference on Water Resources in Arid Areas (IWC 2016), which was held in Muscat, Oman in March 2016.

 The individual papers discuss challenges and solutions to alleviate water resource scarcity in arid areas, including water resources management, the introduction of modern irrigation systems, natural groundwater recharge, construction of dams for artificial recharge, use of treated wastewater, and desalination technologies. As such, the book provides a platform for the exchange of recent advances in water resources science and research, which are essential to improving the critical water situation


Water Resources in Arid Area Water Resources Scarcity Water Resources Management Modern Irrigation Systems Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Waste Water Treatment Desalination Technologies Dams for Artificial Recharge

Editors and affiliations

  • Osman Abdalla
    • 1
  • Anvar Kacimov
    • 2
  • Mingjie Chen
    • 3
  • Ali Al-Maktoumi
    • 4
  • Talal Al-Hosni
    • 5
  • Ian Clark
    • 6
  1. 1.Earth Sciences DepartmentCollege of Science, Sultan Qaboos UniversityAlKhodOman
  2. 2.Sutan Qaboos University AlKhodOman
  3. 3.Water Research CenterSultan Qaboos University Hydrogeology/Water Research CtrAlKhodOman
  4. 4.Sultan Qaboos University AlKhodOman
  5. 5.Sultan Quaboos University AlKhodOman
  6. 6.Earth SciencesUniversity of Ottawa Earth SciencesOttawaCanada

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