An integrated water resources management strategy for Al-Ain City, United Arab Emirates

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Abstract

Al-Ain is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the third in the UAE. Currently, desalination plants are the only source of drinking water in the city with an average daily supply of 170 MIG. Recently, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) released Al-Ain 2030 Plan. Projects suggested in this plan, over and above the expected natural population growth, will certainly put additional stress on the water resources in the city. Therefore, Al-Ain city seems to be in urgent need for an integrated water resources management strategy towards achieving sustainable development. This strategy will contain three main components; namely, a Water Demand Forecasting Model (WDFM), a Water Budget Model (WBM), and a Water Resources Optimization Model (WROM). The main aim of this paper is to present the WBM that estimates all inflows and outflows to assess water resources sustainability in the city.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolving Water Resources Systems
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding, Predicting and Managing Water-Society Interactions - Proceedings of ICWRS 2014
PublisherIAHS Press
Pages273-278
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781907161421
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventBologna IAHS 2014 - 6th IAHS-EGU International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management - Bologna, Italy
Duration: Jun 4 2014Jun 6 2014

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Proceedings and Reports
Volume364
ISSN (Print)0144-7815

Other

OtherBologna IAHS 2014 - 6th IAHS-EGU International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBologna
Period6/4/146/6/14

Keywords

  • Integrated water resources
  • Management
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Water budget

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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