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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 05)
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Depletion of Water Resources, Issues and Challenges of Water Supply Management in Mazar-i-Sharif City, Afghanistan

Sabirullah Muradi, Noppadol Phien-Wej and Pham Huy Giao
Corresponding Author:  Sabirullah Muradi 

Key words:  Groundwater depletion, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, water resources, water supply, ,
Vol. 5 , (05): 242-251
Submitted Accepted Published
January 16, 2013 February 18, 2013 May 20, 2013

This study was carried out with aim of providing valuable information for emerging water supply system management and better realize in water demand of Mazar-i-Sharif city. Most of the Mazar-i-Sharif city inhabitants lack an adequate, safe supply of water. Lack of water resources, management regulation, compounded by the recent year climate changes; In addition, lack of basic infrastructure, Moreover, extensively extent of urbanization, Issues and challenges in water management and increasing in population. The purpose of this study is to manage water resource for reasonable use of water supply system within the area. To this, large amount of data derived from 80 of water boreholes, like water level/Table, Type of geological materials, Hydraulic conductivity. In addition, hydrological data collected and analyzed. Due to reduction of aquifer recharge and precipitation 190 mm/year, progressing of population, increasing of water consumption; Thus, this study suggest, additional water resources for the area.
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Sabirullah Muradi, Noppadol Phien-Wej and Pham Huy Giao, 2013. Depletion of Water Resources, Issues and Challenges of Water Supply Management in Mazar-i-Sharif City, Afghanistan.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 5(05): 242-251.
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