2019
DOI: 10.3390/su11195406
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Coastal Runoff in the United Arab Emirates—The Hazard and Opportunity

Abstract: Properly quantifying the potential exposure of hyper-arid regions to climate extremes is fundamental to developing frameworks that can be used to manage these extremes. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), rapid growth may exacerbate the impacts of climate extremes through urbanization (increased runoff), population and industrial development (more water demand). Water resources management approaches such as Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) application may help mitigate both extremes by storing more water from wet… Show more

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“…The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in a region characterized by high temperatures and very low precipitation [1]. Thus, the freshwater resource of the country, which is mainly available as groundwater, is very limited, but the water demand continues to soar due to the improvement in the living standard, population increase, and economic growth.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in a region characterized by high temperatures and very low precipitation [1]. Thus, the freshwater resource of the country, which is mainly available as groundwater, is very limited, but the water demand continues to soar due to the improvement in the living standard, population increase, and economic growth.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Due to anthropogenic activities, the Earth's surface is being significantly altered in some manner and man's presence on the Earth and his use of land has had a profound effect upon the natural environment, thus resulting in an observable pattern in the land use/land cover (LULC) change over time (Leh et al 2013;Rawat and Kumar 2015). These radical changes in LULC have attracted the attention of researchers to assess the drastic effects of these changes on different aspects of urban planning and the environment, including strategic land management, air quality standards, and flood risk reduction (Panahi et al 2010;Superczynski and Christopher 2011;Kaul and Sopan 2012;Apollonio et al 2016;Batunacun et al 2018;Al Abdouli et al 2019). The information obtained from studying and detecting LULC change can help policy makers and managers better understand the underlying relation of human-induced factors with the environment (Usman et al 2015;Liaqat et al 2017).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Land use for infrastructure such as buildings and roads (impervious surfaces) decreases penetration capacity of the soil and increases the water runoff, while vegetation act as a water storer (Asare-Kyei et al 2015). Rapid urbanization has contributed significantly to the frequency and size of flood events in arid and semi-arid regions such as the UAE (Al Alabdouli et al 2019). The land use/ land cover map was derived from a satellite image (April 25, 2020) using supervised classification.…”
Section: Factors For Identifying Flood-prone Areasmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…5). The high elevation leads to a quick response time of the watershed (Al Alabdouli et al 2019), and this makes flat areas more prone to flash floods. The rest of the area (15%) falls within high-prone zones (Table 10).…”
Section: Flood-prone Areas Mapmentioning
confidence: 99%
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