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MONITORING IRRIGATION WATER, ANALYSIS AND DATA BASE MAINTENANCE FOR NAHR IBRAHIM

Congress: 2008
Author(s): Fadi Comair
Director, Water Energy and Environment Research Center Notre Dame University Louaizé Zouk Mosbeh Lebanon gdmher@inco.com.lb

Keyword(s): Monitoring, river, water management, quality, irrigation
Abstract The irrigation system suffers an uneven distribution of water resources. Originally, the attention focused on monitoring the quantity of water allocated to irrigation. With the extensive abuse of pesticides, leaking septic system and spread of dumps, water quality deteriorated rendering it unsuitable. Attention needs to be focused not only on water quantity but also on the quality that meet the minimum acceptable standards for irrigation. In order to design a monitoring system for the country, there is a need to start by implementing a pilot plant for monitoring water quality and quantity. In this paper, it is proposed to implement a pilot plant for monitoring the water of Nahr Ibrahim due to its high relevance for electricity production, the ecosystem, irrigation, potable water, tourism and industry.
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