Water infrastructure in Libya and the water situation in agriculture in the Jefara region of Libya

Abdudayem, Abdulmagid and Scott, Albert H. S. (2014) Water infrastructure in Libya and the water situation in agriculture in the Jefara region of Libya. African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, 3 (1). pp. 33-64. ISSN 2046-4770

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Abstract

Information about the current state of water institutional
frameworks, water infrastructure and water management policies in Libya enable the identification and evaluation of a range of options for improving water use efficiency in agriculture and the potential role of water pricing in
achieving sustainability of water sources. This paper begins with an overview of the agricultural sector. In order to assess the current water situation in Libya, the water infrastructure will be examined through a review of water legislation, its institutional framework and the infrastructure surrounding the various water resources. The national strategy for the management of water resources and the suggested plans to address the inefficient use of water in the Jefara Plain Region (JPR) will be discussed. The last section will be devoted to the Great Man-made River Project (GMRP) and water investment in JPR's agriculture,
and conclude by identifying the problem s and obstacles facing the outcomes for these investments.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 02:02
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 05:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: groundwater resources; Jefara Plain region (JPR); Libya; water management policies; water scarcity
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960913 Water Allocation and Quantification
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1504/AJESD.2014.061634
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26984

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