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Introduction to “Water Resources in Algeria: Assessment of Surface and Groundwater Resources”

  • Abdelazim M. NegmEmail author
  • El-Sayed Ewis Omran
  • Abdelkader Bouderbala
  • Haroun Chenchouni
  • Damia Barcelo
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series


This chapter highlights the basic technical elements of the chapters presented in the book according to its four themes. Therefore, the chapter contains information on the current status of water resources in Algeria including surface water and groundwater, the hydrological investigations in Algeria and the impact of climate change on water resources, characterization of groundwater aquifers, and assessment of water resources to support the sustainable development in Algeria as an arid country in the MENA region.


Aquifer Climate change Groundwater Hydrogeological assessment Hydrology Resources Surface water Sustainable development 



The writers of this chapter would like to acknowledge the efforts of authors of the chapters during the different phases of the book including their inputs to this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Water and Water Structures Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringZagazig UniversityZagazigEgypt
  2. 2.Soil and Water Department, Faculty of AgricultureSuez Canal UniversityIsmailiaEgypt
  3. 3.Institute of African Research and Studies and Nile Basin Countries, Aswan UniversityAswanEgypt
  4. 4.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of Khemis MilianaKhemis MilianaAlgeria
  5. 5.Department of Natural and Life Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences and Natural and Life SciencesUniversity of TebessaTebessaAlgeria
  6. 6.Laboratory of Natural Resources and Management of Sensitive Environments ‘RNAMS’University of Oum-El-BouaghiOum-El-BouaghiAlgeria
  7. 7.ICRA, Catalan Institute for Water Research, QuartGironaSpain

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