Aflaj Al Emarat

History and Factors Affecting Recharge, Discharge, and Water Quality, United Arab Emirates

Authored by: Zeinelabidin E. Rizk , Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan

Underground Aqueducts Handbook

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498748308
eBook ISBN: 9781315368566
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315368566-17

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Abstract

Aflaj Al Emarat is an Arabic term referring to the falaj systems in the United Arab Emirates. Aflaj (plural of falaj) in Arabic means the division of an ownership into shares among those who have water rights. They vary in size from those that supply water to a small number of families to those that provide water for several thousands of people and several hundred palm gardens. The falaj systems of United Arab Emirates (UAE) have provided communities with water for irrigation and domestic purposes for the last 1500–2000 years (Alsharhan et al. 2001, 128).

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