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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). September 2013
  • The Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia is the first effort led by the United Nations to catalogue and characterize transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. The Inventory follows a standardized structure, with 9 surface water chapters and 17 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts. The chapters cover all rivers and groundwater resources shared between and by Arab countries in the Middle East.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Lebanon
  • Main themes: Dams, Groundwater, Mountains, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand
  • Main target audience: All audiences, Governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Mapping
  • Type of resource: Atlas, Facts and figures, Maps
  • Download file (30.4 MB)
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Published in 2014