By Mohamed, A.M.O.
There are many pressing difficulties in arid land hydrogeology and it truly is those matters that are tackled during this quantity on barren region environments. The UAE-Japan symposia supply a venue for the trade of workmanship, confronting such difficulties as purification, utilization and administration of groundwater, the evaluate and safeguard of sustainable water assets, and soil enhancement options for moisture keep watch over in arid lands. The wish is larger figuring out of dryland surroundings, mixed with cutting edge suggestions and applied sciences, will give a contribution to the greening of wasteland lands.
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Location of the recharge pond in Wadi Ham. 36 Copyright © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group plc, London, UK to November 21, 2004 for 48 days. Other experiments were also conducted from January 4, 2005 to January 13, 2005 for 10 days and from 9 and 25 May 2005 for a duration of 16 days. The results presented in this paper are limited to the first experiment. 1 Input data Data regarding pond infiltration, rainfall, observation wells (8), aquifer parameters, and well field and pumping were assembled and prepared in the model input format.
In March, 2005, the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) was given responsibility for the management of groundwater. EAD’s main focus at the moment is on the following areas: Regulation of groundwater use • • • • • • Inventory of existing wells Registration of existing and new wells Detailed well drilling and abstraction permitting policy Establishment of a Law on water well drilling (Draft already completed) Registration of Water well drilling and associated water works Contractors Registration of Water well drilling and associated water works Consultants.
By the end of 2003, there were around 250 separate forestry plantations, under the management of the Al Ain Forestry Department and the Abu Dhabi Municipality Forestry section. Expansion in the sector in the Eastern Region has been rapid and is shown in Figure 10. 58,000 hectares of development was recorded in 1989; the total area under cultivation is now 305243 hectares, representing an expansion of 26% per annum. Individual plantation sizes range from 4 to 70,000 hectares and 80% of development is located in the Western region.