"Climatic Change and Water Resources in the Middle East and North Africa" is dedicated to high-priority topics related to the impact of climate change on water resources in a water scarce region. The subject is described and discussed in three main chapters and different case studies. The three main chapters are (1) Climatic changes - sources and effects on the water cycle, (2) Impact of climate change on water resources, (3) Water resources and water management. These chapters are split up into further 26 sections. A total of 64 individuals from many countries have made contributions to this book. All topics in this book are complimentary and contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between global climate change, world water cycle and water resources. A valuable and meaningful interdisciplinary mixture of topics is combined in this book which will be of great interest to many scientists.
Table of ContentsGlobal Climate Changes – Sources and Impacts on the Water Cycle.- Climate Change and Water Cycle - Some Lessons from the Geological Past.- Climate Change and the Water Cycle - Some Information Concerning Precipitation Trends.- Moroccan Climate in the Present and Future: Combined View from Observational Data and Regional Climate Scenarios.- Impact of Climate Change on Water Availability in.- Climatic Changes in Lebanon, Predicting Uncertain Precipitation Events Do Climatic Cycles Exist?.- Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources.- Water Resources Management in the Middle East under Aspects of Climatic Changes.- Virtual Water Trade as an Adaptation Demand Management of Climate Change Impact on Water Resources in the Middle East.- The Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in Jordan.- Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources of Lebanon: Indications of Hydrological Droughts.- The Impact of Global Warming on the Water Resources of the Middle East: Past, Present, and Future.- Decadal Precipitation Variances and Reservoir Inflow in the Semi-Arid Upper Drâa Basin (South- Eastern Morocco).- Management Options for a Sustainable Groundwater Use in the Middle Drâa Oases under the Pressure of Climatic Changes.- Water Resources and Water Management.- A Decision Support System (DSS) for Water Resources Management, – Design and Results from a Pilot Study in Syria.- Management Strategies of Water Resources in the Arid Zone of South-Eastern Morocco.- The Role of Groundwater During Drought in Tunisia.- The Evolution of Groundwater Exploration Methods in the Moroccan Oases through History, and Managing Ecological Risk of their Present Pollution.- Investigating Unconsolidated Aquifers in an Arid Environment – A Case Study from the Lower Jordan Valley/Jordan.- Water Resources Protection Efforts in Jordan and their Contribution to a Sustainable Water Resources Management.- Model Investigations on the Groundwater System in Jordan – A Contribution to the Resources Management (National Water Master Plan).- Seawater Intrusion in Greater Beirut, Lebanon.- Long Term (1970 – 2001) Eco–Hydrological Processes in Lake Kinneret and its Watershed.- Transfer of the Concepts of the European Water Framework Directive to Arid and Semiarid Regions.- Seal Formation Effects on Soil Infiltration and Runoff in Arid and Semiarid Regions under Rainfall and Sprinkler Irrigation Conditions.- Restoring the Shrinking Dead Sea The Environmental Imperative .- Groundwater in the Shallow Aquifer of the Jericho Area, Jordan Valley – Noble Gas Evidence for Different Sources of Salinization.- The Interaction of Population Dynamics and Transformations in Water Supply Systems in the Jordan River Basin.