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General bibliography

FAO technical papers water reports

Abbot, J.S (chairman). 1988. Micro irrigation world wide usage. Working group on micro irrigation. ICID Bulletin 37(1), pp. 1-12.

ACSAD (Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid zones and Dry lands)/UNESCO/IHE (International Institute Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering). 1988. Water resources assessment in the Arab region. Paris-Delft-Damascus. 418 p.

ACSAD/UNESCO/IHP (International Hydrological Programme). 1995. Groundwater protection in the Arab region. UNESCO, Paris-Cairo. 162 p.

Alexandratos, N. (Editor). 1995. World Agriculture: Towards 2010, an FAO study. J. Wiley and Son, Chichester GB and FAO Rome. 488 p.

Beaumont, P., Blake, G.H. and Wagstaff. 1988. The Middle East: a geographical study. David Fulton Publishers, London. 523 p.

Biswas, A.K. (editor). 1994. International waters of the Middle East: from Euphrates-Tigris to Nile. Water Resources Management Series. Oxford University Press, Bombay/New Delhi. 221 p.

Donkers, Henk. 1994. De witte olie: Water en duurzame ontwikkeling in het Midden-Oosten. Novib, Den Haag. Uitgeverij Jan van Arkel, Utrecht. 176 p.

Economist Intelligence Unit (Various years). Country profiles (All countries). Economist Intelligence Unit, London.

ESCWA/FAO. 1994. Land and water policies in the Near East region: case studies on Egypt, Jordan and Pakistan. New York. 88 p.

Europa Publications Limited. 1993. The Middle East and North Africa 1994. Fortieth edition. Europa Publications Limited, London. 967 p.

FAO. 1995. FAO Production Year Book - 1994. Vol. 48. FAO Statistics Series N 125. Rome. 243 p.

FAO. 1995. Irrigation in Africa in fIgures/L'irrigation en Afrique en chiffres. Water Report N 7, FAO/AGLW, Rome. 336 p.

FAO. 1995. Irrigation potential in Africa: a basin approach. FAO/AGL, Rome (in preparation).

Gleick, P.H. (editor). 1993. Water in Crisis: A Guide tot the world's freshwater resources. Oxford University Press for Pacific Institute, New York. 497 p.

League of Arab States, AOAD (Arab Organization for Agricultural Development). 1994. Arab agricultural statistics. Yearbook, Volume No 14. AOAD, Khartoum. 547 p.

Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). 1994. Information on OIC Countries: 3-Agriculture.

Rogers, P. and Lydon, P. (editors). 1994. Water in the Arab world: Perspectives and prognoses. Harvard University Press, USA. 369 p.

Rashid, A. 1994. The resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism? Oxford University Press, Karachi. 278 p.

UNESCO/ROSTAS. 1995. Rainfall water management in the Arab region. State of the Art Report. UNESCO, Cairo. 152 p.

United Nations. 1982. Groundwater in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia. UN-DTCD, Natural Resources Water Series No. 9. United Nations, New York. 230 p.

USAID, Bureau for the Near East. 1993. Water resources action plan for the Near East. USAID, Washington D.C. 184 p.

Wangnick, K. 1990. IDA Worldwide desalting plants inventory. Report N 11, May, Wangnick Consulting, Guarrenburg, Germany in Gleick (1993).

WHO/UNICEF. 1993. Water supply and sanitation sector monitoring report 1993. UNICEF, New York; WHO, Geneva. 57 p.

World Bank. 1994. A strategy for managing water in the Middle East and North Africa. Prepared by Berkoff, J. IBRD/World Bank, Washington D.C. 72 p.

World Development Report 1992: Development and Environment. 1992. Published for the World Bank. Oxford University Press, New York. 308 p.

WRI (World Resources Institute)/UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme)/UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)/WB (World Bank). 1996. World Resources 1996-97. A guide to the global environment. The Urban Environment. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford. 365 p.

World Water/WHO. 1987. The international drinking water supply and sanitation directory.


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FAO technical papers water reports

  1. Prevention of water pollution by agriculture and related activities, 1993 (E S)
  2. Irrigation water delivery models, 1994 (E)
  3. Water harvesting for improved agricultural production, 1994 (E)
  4. Use of remote sensing techniques in irrigation and drainage, 1995 (E)
  5. Irrigation management transfer, 1995 (E)
  6. Methodology for water policy review and reform, 1995 (E)
  7. Irrigation in Africa in figures/L'irrigation en Afrique en chiffres, 1995 (E/F)
  8. Irrigation scheduling: from theory to practice, 1996 (E)
  9. Irrigation in the Near East Region in figures, 1997 (E)
  10. Quality control of wastewater for irrigated crop production, 1997 (E)
  11. Seawater intrusion, 1997 (E)

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