Arid Land Hydrogeology: In Search of a Solution to a Threatened Resource : Proceedings of the Third Joint UAE-Japan Symposium on Sustainable GCC Environment and Water Resources (EWR2006), 28 - 30 January 2006, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Volume IV in DARE series) book cover
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Arid Land Hydrogeology: In Search of a Solution to a Threatened Resource
Proceedings of the Third Joint UAE-Japan Symposium on Sustainable GCC Environment and Water Resources (EWR2006), 28 - 30 January 2006, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Volume IV in DARE series)




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ISBN 9780415411271
Published September 3, 2006 by CRC Press
170 Pages - 87 B/W Illustrations

 
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There are many urgent problems in arid land hydrogeology and it is these issues which are tackled in this volume on desert environments. The UAE-Japan symposia provide a venue for the exchange of expertise, confronting such problems as purification, usage and management of groundwater, the assessment and protection of sustainable water resources, and soil enhancement techniques for moisture control in arid lands. The hope is that a better understanding of dryland environment, combined with innovative solutions and technologies, will contribute to the greening of desert lands.

Table of Contents

Preface 
Summary, recommendations and suggestions for actions  Groundwater management
Groundwater resources: Development & management in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 
Artificial recharge of groundwater: Field experiment 
Sustainable use of groundwater in highly populated areas of the coastal belt of Sri Lanka 
Risk management of polluted water bodies 
2 Groundwater assessment
Groundwater monitoring evaluation and optimization in arid regions: Abu Dhabi  Emirate - case study 
The dipole flow and reactive tracer test: The coalition forces of science, engineering, and technology attack site characterization drawbacks
A study on the water quality and sub-littoral macrobenthos in the vicinity of Madras
Atomic Power Station thermal outfall 
3 Groundwater protection
Role of clay fraction on water content detection in soil using TDR 
Ways and techniques to protect the desalination plants from oil pollution 
4 Sustainable water resources
Using renewable energy sources for water production in arid regions: GCC countries - case study 
Sustainable development: Concept evaluation and protocol development for water resources planners 
Application of models for the sustainable management of water resources in Wadi Ham, UAE 
5 Soil enhancement
Tubular solar desalination and improvement of soil moisture retention by date palm 
Using pre-hydrated polymer to enhance soil moisture condition in arid environment 
The use of treated oily-water for irrigation: Impacts on soil properties 
Effects of polyethylene colors and thickness on the efficiency of soil solarization under the environment of the UAE 
Author index

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