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water budget of the Tigris and Euphrates basin

Wafiq Hussain Al-Khashab

water budget of the Tigris and Euphrates basin

a dissertation submitted to the faculty of the Divisionof Social Sciences....

by Wafiq Hussain Al-Khashab

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Published by University of Chicago in Chicago .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Chicago, 1958.

SeriesResearch paper / University of Chicago. Department of Geography -- No. 54
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Open LibraryOL13963222M

They are sorted according to their location in either the Euphrates or the Tigris river basin. Dams in the Euphrates basin. Duban Regulator, on the Euphrates, regulating the flow of the Euphrates into Lake Habbaniyah; Fallujah Barrage, on the Euphrates; Haditha Dam, on the Euphrates. 2 The Euphrates and Tigris rivers system1: geographical and hydrological setting2 The Euphrates and its tributaries drain an enormous basin of , square kilometers of which 33 percent lies in Turkey, 19 percent in Syria, and 46 percent in Iraq. On the other hand, the Tigris and its tributaries drain an area of , A. Kibaroglu (*).

Tigris-Euphrates river system, great river system of southwestern Asia. It comprises the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which follow roughly parallel courses through the heart of the Middle East. The lower portion of the region that they define, known as Mesopotamia (Greek: “Land Between the Rivers”), was one of the cradles of civilization.   Water has played a vital role in the Euphrates–Tigris Basin (ETB), especially in Mesopotamia, which is the fertile land between the Euphrates and Tigris (ET) Rivers. Climate change together with increasing population makes the water resources an important issue in the region [ 1 ], which affects the social and economic conditions of this region.

The Euphrates-Tigris basin: A case study in surface water conflict resolution. Erdem, M. (after ). The Tigris-Euphrates rivers controversy and the role of international law. FAO. Irrigation in Africa/L’irrigation en Afrique en chiffres. FAO Water Report No. 7. Rome. FAO. a. Irrigation in the Near East Region in figures. Water demand increases annually by km3, of which km3 and km3 are within Tigris and Euphrates basins respectively. The average water demand in will increase to km3year-1 for Tigris basin and for Euphrates km3year-1 (total km3year-1), while water availability will decrease to km3year


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Water budget of the Tigris and Euphrates basin by Wafiq Hussain Al-Khashab Download PDF EPUB FB2

Genre/Form: Academic theses: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Khashshāb, Wafīq Ḥusayn. Water budget of the Tigris and Euphrates Basin.

A decisive restructuring in the basin's development occurred inwhen Turkey merged all its water management schemes on the Tigris and Euphrates into the Southeast Anatolia Development.

The supply of fresh water is essential to life, socioeconomic development, and political stability in Middle East. Turkey, Syria and Iraq are the main riparian countries in the Tigris-Euphrates basin.

Turkey is the riparian hegemon for a long time due to its structural power and dominant river position. Iraq and Syria are the lower countries in the basin and for this reason they always like to Cited by:   Water ministries met on an ad-hoc basis, some bilateral agreements were signed but no concrete steps were taken by all three riparian states to coordinate their uses of the Tigris and Euphrates.

This persisted until the early s when the riparian nations began to engage in minister-level negotiations concerning their use of the : Melinda McClimans, Aysegül Kibaroglu, Faisal Rifai, Eblal Zakzok, Jürgen Schmandt, Alam Payind, Hayt.

Dr. Kibaroğlu has published extensively on the politics of water resources with an emphasis on the Euphrates Tigris river basin including a book entitled Building a Regime for the Waters of the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin (Kluwer ).

Adele J. Kirschner studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland. Water diversion from the Tigris to the Euphrates through the Samarra-Thartar complex may provide significant freedom to optimize water allocation in this region.

Additionally, because of the arid climate in the lower TE river basin, a considerable amount of water evaporates from the reservoirs.

The Tigris also begins in eastern Turkey and flows a short distance through Syria before entering Iraq. Turkey, Iraq and Iran contrib 51 and nine per cent, respectively, of the water entering the Tigris River. Due to tributaries from the Zagros Mountains in Iran, the Tigris River carries more water than the Euphrates River.

The continual decline in water flows in the lower Tigris and Euphrates has led to the infiltration of salt water from the Persian Gulf into the Shatt Al-Arab River in Iraq. Iraq has set an acceptable level of 1, parts of salt per million – which is highly saline, but still suitable for date palm agriculture – but recorded levels up to 40, Image Map representing the total surface area of the Euphrates Tigris river basin, as divided among the riparian states, by Zakzok, C.C Image Topographic profile of the Euphrates river with the locations of the various dams and their storage capacities.

Profile of the Euphrates River and Its Dams, by Eblal Zakzok, C.C The annual amount of water used in Syria is about 15BCM. This comes from the Euphrates (50 per cent) and the Asi River basins (20 per cent). Of the water usage from the Asi River, 2,MCM are used for irrigation, MCM for domestic purposes and MCM for industrial purposes.

The total amount of water withdrawn from the Asi River is 2,MCM. The water resources of the Tigris‐Euphrates basin are contested by its three primary riparians ‐ Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Rapid population growth, inefficient methods of water harvesting and massive water development plans are placing considerable strain on the existing water supply of the basin, and in order to avoid conflict, an effective water‐sharing measure is an immediate necessity.

The dynamic water budget of the basin was also modeled in the studies of Kavvas et al. The total water potential of the Euphrates-Tigris Basin exceeds 90 km³/y, where Turkey provides, in. The Tigris has a higher water yield than the Euphrates River.

Historically, the natural annual flow of the Tigris at the Iraqi-Syrian-Turkish border was around 21 BCM.

In recent years, Tigris flow volumes have been affected by large water development projects in Iraq and Turkey. The flow volume records for Kut show a significant negative trend.

Water use in the Euphrates Basin in Iraq, Syria and Turkey focuses on irrigation, hydropower and drinking water supply, with agriculture consuming the largest share of water (more than 70%). As a result, water quality has become a serious issue on the Euphrates River: return flows from agricultural drainage cause salinity problems that are.

Description of the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin The Euphrates basin lies 28% in Turkey, 17% in Syria, 40% in Iraq and 15% in Saudi Arabia.

The river is about 3, km long, divided between Turkey (1, km), Syria ( km), and Iraq (1, km). It is estimated that Turkey contributes 89% of annual flow and Syria contributes 11%.

Euphrates–Tigris River Basin 3 WaTER REsouRcEs The Euphrates originates in the eastern highlands of Turkey, between Lake Van and the Black Sea, and is formed by two major tributaries, the Murat and the Karasu.

It enters the Syrian territory at Karkamis, downstream from the Turkish town of Birecik. The Euphrates–Tigris Basin hosts the two important snow-fed rivers of the Middle East, and its water resources are critical for the hydroelectric power generation, irrigation and domestic use in the basin countries, namely Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

Approximately 90% of the Euphrates flow and 46% of the Tigris flow originate in Turkey. Turkey, Iraq and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding on September 3,in order to strengthen communication within the Tigris–Euphrates Basin and to develop joint water-flow-monitoring stations.

On SeptemTurkey formally agreed to increase the flow of the Euphrates River to to m³/s, but only until Octo These studies show however, a drastic decline of the Euphrates and Tigris water resources at the end of this century by something like (30 to 70) %; as compared to their resources in the last.

International Cooperation to Protect the Rhine River: Lessons to be Learned for the Euphrates and Tigris Region. Sovereignty Revisited—Examining the Rules of International Law that Govern Transboundary Water Resources with a Focus on Upstream/Downstream State Practice—Possible Lessons Learned for the Euphrates-Tigris.

Yeliz A. Yilmaz, Omer Lutfi Sen, Ufuk Utku Turuncoglu, Modeling the Hydroclimatic Effects of Local Land Use and Land Cover Changes on the Water Budget in the upper Euphrates - Tigris Basin, Journal of Hydrology, /l, ().analyses of the water budget of the Euphrates-Tigris basin.

Turkey Syria Iraq Total Supply Demand Table: The Water Potential of the Euphrates Basin and the Consumption Projections of the Riparian States (in bcm/year) Turkey Syria Iraq Iran Total.The Euphrates-Tigris Basin, shared between Turkey, Syria and Iraq, has already experienced a variation of precipitation through the seasons that has affected the quantity of flowing water.

According to estimates by the UN, the flow of the Euphrates and the Tigris could decrease by 30% and 60% respectively by the end of the century.