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M.Sc (Land and Water Management)
B.Sc (Agri. Engineering)
Water Avaiability and Demand Analysis in the Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan
Water resources management and irrigated agriculture are fundamental to the well-being of the rural sector, the national economy, and hence overall poverty reduction in Afghanistan. The sustainability of the country’s water resources has, however, been severely affected in recent years due to various factors, not least because of inadequate water resources management. Improvements in this field, therefore, require a strategic approach to planning, guidance and investment.
A number of national and international organizations are presently engaged in the assessment of the current situation and strategy development for short, medium and long-term projects in the water sector, specifically for the rehabilitation of the irrigation systems in Afghanistan which has been ravaged by more than three decades of war and civil unrest. However, insufficient data and the relatively weaker institutional set up make it difficult to understand and assess the current water management situation in this region. Therefore a conscious effort is needed to collect all existing information and data and to supplement by modeling approaches according to requirements to guide the country’s water resources development plans and programs and to identify steps for maximizing the use of available water resources to enhance crop productivity, domestic consumption, industrial use and environmental sustainability.
The Proposed doctoral study focuses on the water availability and demand analysis in the Kabul River Basin in Afghanistan by integrating the satellite remote sensing techniques, GIS and Hydrological Modeling approaches.
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