Multicriteria Spatial Analysis to Map Artificial Groundwater Recharge Zones: Northern UAE

Rami Al-Ruzouq, Abdallah Shanableh, Abdullah Yilmaz, Sunanda Mukherjee, Mohamad Khalil

Abstract

United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranks among the list of most water-stressed countries. Various sustainable water policies are suggested and adopted to tackle water scarcity issues. One of them is the implication of Artificial Groundwater Recharge (AGR) sites. AGR is a novel approach to collect freshwater in the aquifers and meet the water demands at lean periods for semi-arid countries like UAE. This research scrutinizes the primary thematic layers required for AGR zonation in the Central Northern Emirates and parts of Oman integrating with Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS). Several factors, which involve hydrological, geological, water quality measured in terms of total dissolved solids (TDS), groundwater level, euclidean distance from residential areas, were weighted using Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP), and the weighted overlay was applied to derive the potential AGR map. The AGR map depicts the three best locations within the study area. Geology and geomorphology were the most influential factors affecting the AGR.

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Al-Ruzouq R., Shanableh A., Yilmaz A., Mukherjee S. and Khalil M. (2021). Multicriteria Spatial Analysis to Map Artificial Groundwater Recharge Zones: Northern UAE. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM, ISBN 978-989-758-503-6, pages 255-262. DOI: 10.5220/0010432802550262


in Bibtex Style

@conference{gistam21,
author={Rami Al-Ruzouq and Abdallah Shanableh and Abdullah Yilmaz and Sunanda Mukherjee and Mohamad Khalil},
title={Multicriteria Spatial Analysis to Map Artificial Groundwater Recharge Zones: Northern UAE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,},
year={2021},
pages={255-262},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010432802550262},
isbn={978-989-758-503-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,
TI - Multicriteria Spatial Analysis to Map Artificial Groundwater Recharge Zones: Northern UAE
SN - 978-989-758-503-6
AU - Al-Ruzouq R.
AU - Shanableh A.
AU - Yilmaz A.
AU - Mukherjee S.
AU - Khalil M.
PY - 2021
SP - 255
EP - 262
DO - 10.5220/0010432802550262