1st Edition

Competition for Scarce Groundwater in the Sana'a Plain, Yemen. A study of the incentive systems for urban and agricultural water use.

By Mohammed I. Al-Hamdi Copyright 2000

    The efficient management of water supply becomes even more important in arid areas where supply is at best erratic. This book looks at a range of issues connected to urban and agricultural water use in the Sana'a Plain area, including engineering and logisical problems, environmental and climatic influences on groundwater, legal and political wrangles, economic considerations and options for waste water re-use.

    The supply of and demand for water resources in the Sana'a basin; system and economic analysis of domestic water supply in Sana'a; water ownership and conflict resolution; analysis of water use in irrigated agriculture in the Sana'a basin; financial incentives for groundwater use in irrigated agriculture in the Sana'a basin; multi criteria analysis on options for wastewater re-use in Sana'a; conclusions and recommendations.


    MOHAMED I. AL-HAMDI , R Sc. in Civil Engineering, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA , M Sc. in Sanitary Engineering, [HE, Delft, Netherlands , born in Sana' a, Republic of Yemen.