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Title: Sustainable water resources management plan for Wadi Hanifa in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Alhamid, Abdulaziz A.
Alfayzi, Saleh A.
Hamad,Mohamed Alfatih
Keywords: Water resources management
Wadi Hanifa
Saudi Arabia
Najd plateau
Ground water management
Surface water quality
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University, Engineering Sciences: 19 (2); 209-222
Abstract: Wadi Hanifah is one of the major natural landmarks in the middle part of Najd plateau. It represents the natural drain for the surface water of a very wide area. The Wadi passes through the city of Arriyadh and about 70% of the city is located within its catchment area. In the last decade, ground water management programs in the city have contributed to the perennial flow in part of the Wadi between the confluence of Al-Aysan channel in the north to after Al-Hair in the south of the Wadi forming a river in the desert. In addition to that, treated waste water to the tertiary stage is also discharged into the Wadi. Perennial flow is about 0.4 M m3/day and is expected to increase by 3 to 4 folds by 2021. This paper will highlight the importance of Wadi Hanifah to Arriyadh city and shall suggest an integrated water resources management plan for Wadi Hanifah. This plan will provide sustainability to the Wadi utilizing a number of measures. These measures are anticipated to improve flood performance of the Wadi, improve surface water quality and hence protect the quality of groundwater. The plan proposes possible scenarios for water reuse to meet present and future needs of the city.
Description: Corresponding Author: Dr. Abdulaziz A. Alhamid, Civil Engineering Dept., College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia. Email aalhamid@ksu.edu.sa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/254
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