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Title:
Management of brackish water supply and demand in Kuwait
Author:
Qabazard, Fadel Abbas,1946-
Issue Date:
1977
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The objective of water resources planning is the satisfaction of the growing requirements of a population for usable water. For longterm planning, it is essential to know the resources available and the anticipated demand in the future. Should this demand create a shortage in the supply, then a water policy is necessary to make the optimal and efficient allocation of the scarce resource. The area of study is Kuwait, an arid country with total dependence on desalination plants for the supply of fresh water, and limited brackish groundwater resources for agriculture, and irrigating private and public gardens. Desire for brackish water is assumed to follow a linearly rising trend for a finite period into the future. The expected population for this period is projected, using three growth rates. Past consumption and future development plans provide the base for calculating the future demand using the three population growth rates. A general inventory of the present and potential brackish water supplies reveal an expected shortage in the future. It is recommended that the Government of Kuwait adopt and implement a water policy that can be utilized to retard the growth in demand for brackish water and prolong the life of the resources available.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water resources development -- Kuwait.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Evans, Daniel D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleManagement of brackish water supply and demand in Kuwaiten_US
dc.creatorQabazard, Fadel Abbas,1946-en_US
dc.contributor.authorQabazard, Fadel Abbas,1946-en_US
dc.date.issued1977en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of water resources planning is the satisfaction of the growing requirements of a population for usable water. For longterm planning, it is essential to know the resources available and the anticipated demand in the future. Should this demand create a shortage in the supply, then a water policy is necessary to make the optimal and efficient allocation of the scarce resource. The area of study is Kuwait, an arid country with total dependence on desalination plants for the supply of fresh water, and limited brackish groundwater resources for agriculture, and irrigating private and public gardens. Desire for brackish water is assumed to follow a linearly rising trend for a finite period into the future. The expected population for this period is projected, using three growth rates. Past consumption and future development plans provide the base for calculating the future demand using the three population growth rates. A general inventory of the present and potential brackish water supplies reveal an expected shortage in the future. It is recommended that the Government of Kuwait adopt and implement a water policy that can be utilized to retard the growth in demand for brackish water and prolong the life of the resources available.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Kuwait.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212777304en_US
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