Title

HYDROGEOCHEMICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION OF U M GHAFA AREA, AL" AIN REGION, UAE

Date of Award

12-2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Environmental Science

First Advisor

Dr. Ahmed Murad

Second Advisor

Prof. Warren W. Wood

Third Advisor

Prof. Abdulrazag Y . Zekri

Abstract

The availability of fresh water has become one of the most important is uses in this Century due to the heavy demand of water for different uses. The water available in the Right quantity and quality as well as its proper management, is essential for the Sustainable social and economic development.

United Arab Emirate (UAE) is located in one of the most arid regions In the World making sustainable management of water resources, a challenge. Water resources constitute the mo t important element for sustainable development. Groundwater i Considered an important resource in the United Arab Emirates. Most of the water demand for dome tic and agriculture purposes in AI Ain area, where the area of study is located, is met b groundwater from the Quaternary aquifer, which is considered being the main source for groundwater in this area...

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