Identification of potential sites for runoff water harvesting

Sayl, Khamis Naba and Muhammad, Nur Shazwani and El-Shafie, Ahmed (2019) Identification of potential sites for runoff water harvesting. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management, 172 (3). pp. 135-148. ISSN 1741-7589, DOI

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Runoff water harvesting (RWH) is a potential solution for areas suffering from water scarcity, such as the western desert of Iraq. Site selection based on RWH ranking using a combination of a watershed modelling system, geographic information systems and remote sensing techniques may enable authorities and water engineers to determine potential solutions to water scarcity. In this work, these methods were employed to produce eight thematic maps of the volume of annual floods, basin area, basin length, maximum flow distance, drainage frequency density, lineament frequency density, basin slope and stream order. These maps were used to rank and classify probable sites based on equal weight and statistical weight. The results were then used to classify the selected sites into four classes, namely sites with very high, high, moderate and low RWH potential. The proposed method was shown to be beneficial in the identification of potential RWH sites. © 2017 ICE Publishing: All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Education, Malaysia: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (grant number FRGS/2/2014/ TK02/UKM/03/2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: dams; barrages & reservoirs; environment; hydrology & water resource
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 06:58
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 06:58

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