Scenario Planning for Water Resources A Saudi Arabian Case Study

1989-01-01
Dejong, Remy Lucıen
Yazıcıgil, Hasan
Allayla, Rashıd Ibrahım
Uncommonly rapid development of the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia has led to heavy stresses on the local groundwater resources and there has arisen concern for the adequacy of supply to sustain future growth. Whereas oil is the only significant export commodity, the demand for it has an important and immediate impact on water exploitation activities. In this article four development scenarios are considered, each resulting in a specific water abstraction pattern. The hydrologic consequences of each scenario are evaluated by means of a digital hydraulic groundwater model. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Citation Formats
R. L. Dejong, H. Yazıcıgil, and R. I. Allayla, “Scenario Planning for Water Resources A Saudi Arabian Case Study,” Water International, pp. 6–12, 1989, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/80416.