Groundwater in the Arab Middle East

  • Wolfgang Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
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    Pages 139-188
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    Pages 223-250
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    Pages 251-319
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    Pages 321-352
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    Pages 353-376
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    Pages 377-411
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 413-443

About this book


The book gives an outline of prevailing hydrogeologic conditions in the Arab Middle East together with the geologic background. Emphasis is given to relationships between the main features influencing the hydrogeologic conditions - regional geologic developments, paleogeographic conditions, morphology, climate and paleo-climate - and the resulting hydrogeologic features: formation of aquifers, distribution of major aquifers, main groundwater flow systems, occurrence of renewable and fossil groundwater. Reported data on hydraulic aquifer parameters, recharge rates and groundwater flow volumes are evaluated with a view to arrive at characteristic values under the specific hydrogeologic and climatic conditions. The area considered covers approximately the Arabian Plate. Information on the following countries is included: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen.


Arab Middle East Groundwater Quality Groundwater Regimes Hydrogeology Isotope Hydrology

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.HannoverGermany

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