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Groundwater Management in Israel

  • Alex FurmanEmail author
  • Hila Abbo
Chapter
Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 4)

Abstract

In recent years, groundwater (GW) is becoming increasingly important due to population growth, preparation for climate change, flood control, and above all water quality awareness. While in far and recent history most of the water for agricultural and domestic use was of surface origin, in the recent few decades, the portion of groundwater used in many countries is significantly higher than the portion of surface water used. This makes the study of groundwater and related fields such as vadose zone hydrology, subsurface contaminant fate and transport of high importance.

Keywords

Vadose Zone Artificial Recharge Freshwater Consumption Soil Aquifer Treatment Natural Water Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil and Environmental EngineeringTechnion – Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Hydrological Modeling and Risk Assessment, Water Quality DivisionIsrael Water AuthorityTel-AvivIsrael

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