Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

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This publication is the first UN-led effort to make a comprehensive assessment of the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Middle East. It follows a standardized structure, with eight surface water chapters and 19 groundwater chapters that systematically address hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources development and use, international water agreements and transboundary water management efforts. The chapters cover all rivers and groundwater resources shared between Arab countries in the Middle East and include data on water resources that are shared with Iran, Israel and Turkey. Boasting over 50 new maps and 200 figures, tables and boxes with recent, comprehensive data series, the Inventory provides an up-to-date view of the state and evolution of shared water resources in the region.



Azraq-Dhuleil Basin: Basalt Aquifer System (South)

The Azraq-Dhuleil Basin extends over the south-eastern part of the Jebel al Arab basalt field in south-western Syria and north-eastern Jordan, comprising the catchment of the Azraq groundwater discharge area between the Jebel al Arab Mountain range in the north, the northeastern desert in Jordan and the Azraq Plain.


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