A prototype study for the management of surface water resources, Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Korfali, Samira Ibrahim
dc.contributor.author Jurdi, Mey
dc.contributor.author Davies, Brian E.
dc.contributor.author Karahagopian, Yester
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-07T14:03:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-07T14:03:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2001
dc.date.issued 2015-11-07
dc.identifier.issn 1366-7017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2482
dc.description.abstract Lebanon depends primarily, for its water resources on ground water that is deteriorating rapidly. The increased demand on water resources in Lebanon as a result of: progressive urbanization, socio-economic growth, development of agricultural and industrial activities will lead to critical water limitations factor by the year 2010. Consequently, other resources such as the availability of surface water in terms of quality and quantity is of major importance. The political instability in the country limited the development of a comprehensive data-base for surface water. The paper focuses on assessing the water quality of the Qaraaoun reservoir, an impoundment of the river Litani for multipurpose utilization. This would serve as a prototype for the development of comprehensive plans for optimal utilization of surface water sources in Lebanon, as a venue to meet the water needs of Lebanon. The Qaraaoun reservoir, which till now has limited utilization of hydroelectric power and agricultural activities, proved to posses other usage. A master plan for the management of the Qaraaoun reservoir, as a prototype for surface water, should address policy constrains relative to environmental, institutional and financial issues. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title A prototype study for the management of surface water resources, Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197829160 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Water policy en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 41-46 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1366-7017(00)00029-5
dc.identifier.ctation Jurdi, M., Korfali, S. I., Karahagopian, Y., & Davies, B. E. (2001). A prototype study for the management of surface water resources, Lebanon. Water Policy, 3(1), 41-46. en_US
dc.author.email skorfali@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1366701700000295
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2038-510X en_US

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