Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Management of water resources in Iraq: perspectives and prognoses
LuleƄ University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6790-2653
2013 (English)In: Engineering, ISSN 1947-3931, E-ISSN 1947-394X, Vol. 5, no 6, 667-684 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Iraq is one of the Middle East and North African countries (MENA region). The country is currently facing a serious water shortage problem. This problem is expected to be more severe in the future where the supply is predicted to be 43 and 17.61 Billion Cubic Meters (BCM) in 2015 and 2025 respectively while current demand is estimated to be between 66.8 and 77 BCM. It has been estimated that the Tigris and Euphrates river discharges will continue to decrease with time, and they will be completely dry by 2040. Serious, prudent and quick measures need to be taken to overcome this problem. The government should take measures to have a strategic water management vision, including regional coop-eration and coordination, research and development, improving agriculture and sanitation sector as well as public awareness program. These measures are required in order to address the following topics: Strategic Water Management Vision, Regional cooperation and coordination, Irrigation and Agriculture, Water Supply and Sanitation, and Research and Development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 5, no 6, 667-684 p.
National Category
Geotechnical Engineering
Research subject
Soil Mechanics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9549DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.58080Local ID: 832962d7-bebf-4d71-8861-827de8dec88bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-9549DiVA: diva2:982487
Note
Validerad; 2013; 20130809 (nadhir)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(10342 kB)246 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 10342 kBChecksum SHA-512
f5692a60e48420b59be962aab867e63c79421675c56492b86992b9e1d891198b9e2f5f3a8ac4b08f75bcd8dcfad7a7b6d2bdda366f2c56d2f326fa90ec9cab1d
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full texthttp://www.scirp.org/journal/eng/

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Al-Ansari, Nadhir
By organisation
Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
In the same journal
Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 246 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 445 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf