Published in: 2003
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
The report is part of a series of technical reports published by the technical cooperation project “Management, Protection and Sustainable Use of Groundwater and Soil Resources in the Arab Region”, which is being implemented by the Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany, and the Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD). This project started in August 1997 and ends with its second phase in December 2003.
Many Arab countries are facing major environmental challenges. Water scarcity and pollution in conjunction with the loss, degradation and contamination of land resources have become core problems affecting public health and the socio-economic development. Water and soil resources represent exhaustible and vulnerable resources. Thus, a sustainable development of the Arab region requires the implementation of guidelines concerning the protection and sustainable use of groundwater resources and soils. The formulation and dissemination of such guidelines is the main goal of the project.
Margane, A. (2003). Management, protection and sustainable use of groundwater and soil ressources in the arab region - Guideline for the delineation of groundwater protection zones. Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
English Groundwater protection (WG11) Guidelines and manuals Middle East & Nothern Africa
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