Non-Conventional Water Resources in Arid and Semi-arid Regions

  • Many countries are facing water scarcity as a problem that can be partially alleviated through the use of non-conventional water resources.
  • The increasing water demand and the environmental impact of the disposal oa drainage water and the treated wastewater suggest that technological innovations are necessary for sustainable reuse for agriculture developments.
  • This course covers a wide review concerning recent technologies development focusing on the proper management and practical approaches on the use of non-conventional water resources for irrigation.
  • Course Contents:

    • Type of non- fresh water resources
    • Quality of drainage water and wastewater
    • Saline water
    • Assessing the suitability of non- conventional water for irrigation
    • Management practices using non-conventional water
    • Management of multi-quality water resources
    • Desalination technology and management
    • Computer models for management of multi-quality water resources

  • This 2-weeks course involves practical and research experience.