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Integrated scarce water resource management for a sustainable water supply in arid regions (the experience of the state of Israel)


The factors influencing the efficiency of management of scarce water resources are defined. Israel’s water resources in semiarid and arid climate conditions are evaluated. The alternative water sources in the state identified. The prospective surplus water balance is analyzed.

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Original Russian Text © Y. Oziransky, A.G. Kalmakova, I.L. Margolina, 2014, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 4(61), pp. 68–79.

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Oziransky, Y., Kalmakova, A.G. & Margolina, I.L. Integrated scarce water resource management for a sustainable water supply in arid regions (the experience of the state of Israel). Arid Ecosyst 4, 270–276 (2014).

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  • water resources
  • multipurpose management
  • desalination
  • drip irrigation
  • water-rationing of consumption
  • Israel