Artificial Recharge Experiences in Semiarid Areas

Authored by: Noureddine Gaaloul , Saeid Eslamian

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466552494
eBook ISBN: 9781466552500
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16766-3

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Abstract

The provision of freshwater for domestic or agricultural purposes is not only concerned with the spatial availability of water but has also a time dimension. On an annual basis, there should be enough water available to supply the spatial water demands, but the fluctuations throughout the year are equally important to secure the provision of water to consumers when it is needed. Storage is the keyword to smoothen out the gaps between water availability and consumer demand. Besides the short-term (overnight) storage in reservoirs to balance daily demand fluctuations, the longer-term (weekly and longer) storage is provided by surface storage in reservoirs or by groundwater storage.

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