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Temporal and spatial changes in water quality of the Euphrates river - Iraq

Al Bomola, Ahmed (2011)
Division of Water Resources Engineering
Abstract
Iraq, for the first time in its long history, is facing a dire water crisis that depends on the decrease in the quantities and degradation in the qualities of the water that enters its borders via Tigris and Euphrates rivers. These two rivers are supplying more than 98% of Iraq’s water demands for various purposes. Water pollution, desertification, drought, and deterioration in water quality are taking a toll on people and the environment. Degradation of these rivers has become a serious problem. This work aims to study the temporal and spatial changes in water quality of the surface water of the Euphrates River in Iraq, and its effects on the ecological system by monitoring and investigating more than 20 water quality parameters and... (More)
Iraq, for the first time in its long history, is facing a dire water crisis that depends on the decrease in the quantities and degradation in the qualities of the water that enters its borders via Tigris and Euphrates rivers. These two rivers are supplying more than 98% of Iraq’s water demands for various purposes. Water pollution, desertification, drought, and deterioration in water quality are taking a toll on people and the environment. Degradation of these rivers has become a serious problem. This work aims to study the temporal and spatial changes in water quality of the surface water of the Euphrates River in Iraq, and its effects on the ecological system by monitoring and investigating more than 20 water quality parameters and elemental concentration as well as elemental load throughout the course of the river. Overall, this study has three goals: First, to reveal the changes in water quality parameters. Second, to identify the reasons for these changes. Third, as results of all these changes, many negative consequences concerning human beings and aquatic life happen, so we should try to limit and mitigate the negative consequences concerning these changes by submitting proposals for improvement. (Less)
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author
Al Bomola, Ahmed
supervisor
organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
water pollution, water resources, water quality parameters
report number
TVVR 11/5013
ISSN
1101-9824
language
English
id
2341931
date added to LUP
2012-02-13 12:19:42
date last changed
2012-02-13 12:19:42
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  abstract     = {Iraq, for the first time in its long history, is facing a dire water crisis that depends on the decrease in the quantities and degradation in the qualities of the water that enters its borders via Tigris and Euphrates rivers. These two rivers are supplying more than 98% of Iraq’s water demands for various purposes. Water pollution, desertification, drought, and deterioration in water quality are taking a toll on people and the environment. Degradation of these rivers has become a serious problem. This work aims to study the temporal and spatial changes in water quality of the surface water of the Euphrates River in Iraq, and its effects on the ecological system by monitoring and investigating more than 20 water quality parameters and elemental concentration as well as elemental load throughout the course of the river. Overall, this study has three goals: First, to reveal the changes in water quality parameters. Second, to identify the reasons for these changes. Third, as results of all these changes, many negative consequences concerning human beings and aquatic life happen, so we should try to limit and mitigate the negative consequences concerning these changes by submitting proposals for improvement.},
  author       = {Al Bomola, Ahmed},
  issn         = {1101-9824},
  keyword      = {water pollution,water resources,water quality parameters},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Temporal and spatial changes in water quality of the Euphrates river - Iraq},
  year         = {2011},
}