Integrated urban water management in a new coastal developed area in United Arab Emirates

W. E. Elshorbagy

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Abstract

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is characterized by scanty and erratic rainfall and high levels of temperature and eventually evaporation. This paper discusses the integration and sustainability aspects observed in designing the different water systems in urbanized coastal areas in UAE with a focused reference to a new development currently undertaken in Dubai. The developed area hosts one of the largest international airports in the world in addition to several residential, commercial, and recreational developments. Stormwater Drainage System, Sewerage System, and Irrigation System proposed in this development are described and their bases of selection are evaluated. The environmental impacts of the considered water systems on the surrounding environment as well as the effect of environment on the performance of such systems are discussed. Recommendations for future management of various water systems are finally presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges of Change - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010
Pages2762-2771
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 20 2010

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period5/16/105/20/10

Keywords

  • Coastal environment
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Urban areas
  • Water management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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