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Assessment of future Syrian water resources supply and demand by WEAP model.

Mourad, Khaldoon A. LU and Alshihabi, Omran (2015) In Hydrological Sciences Journal
Abstract
Water availability is one of the most important factors for economic development in the Middle East. The Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) model was used to assess present and future water demand and supply in Syria till 2050. Nonconventional water resources, climate change, development, industrial growth, regional cooperation, and implementation of new water saving techniques/devices were considered important factors to include in the analysis using the WEAP model. Six scenarios were evaluated depending on the actual situation, climate change, best available technology, advanced technology, regional cooperation, and regional conflict. The results displayed a vital need for new water resources to balance the unmet water demands. Climate... (More)
Water availability is one of the most important factors for economic development in the Middle East. The Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) model was used to assess present and future water demand and supply in Syria till 2050. Nonconventional water resources, climate change, development, industrial growth, regional cooperation, and implementation of new water saving techniques/devices were considered important factors to include in the analysis using the WEAP model. Six scenarios were evaluated depending on the actual situation, climate change, best available technology, advanced technology, regional cooperation, and regional conflict. The results displayed a vital need for new water resources to balance the unmet water demands. Climate change will have a major effect on the Syrian water resources; possible regional conflict will also to a major extent affect water balance. However, regional cooperation and using the best available technology can help in minimizing the gap between supply and demand. (Less)
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demand, supply, nonconventional water, climate change, Syria
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Hydrological Sciences Journal
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IAHS Press
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0262-6667
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10.1080/02626667.2014.999779
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English
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  author       = {Mourad, Khaldoon A. and Alshihabi, Omran},
  issn         = {0262-6667},
  keyword      = {demand,supply,nonconventional water,climate change,Syria},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {IAHS Press},
  series       = {Hydrological Sciences Journal},
  title        = {Assessment of future Syrian water resources supply and demand by WEAP model.},
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  year         = {2015},
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