Water Resources Unit


Water resources unit was created as one of the main units in Water Research Center which deals with integrated management and sustainable development of water resources as well as conducting studies and research on surface water (Rainfall surface runoff relationships), hydrological and environmental impact of the dams, as well as qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the aquifer and its relationship to surface water.

Scientific Message:

Conducting scientific research and studies in water resources using latest scientific methodology and building a strong research facility that recruit professional researchers and accommodate young gallant researchers

Societal Message:

Serving and developing the society via water resources unit try to do contribution and development services of Saudi society through providing of technical consultancy in the fields of hydrology, basin hydrology, surface water, and methods of groundwater exploration, and how to rationalize the consumption of water in various uses, and how to manage water resources, and all of that through a distinguished research in water resources. Training courses and advising for the stakeholders who are related to the water resources.

The main objectives:

  • Applying the integrated management concept to achieve a sustainable development in water resources
  • Applying and calibration of surface hydrology models to match in arid and hyper-arid environments
  • Study of groundwater aquifers with applying and developing of groundwater models to predict future of groundwater quantity and quality
  • Assessing of the hydrological and environmental impact of dams
  • Assessingof desertification as of hydrological aspect
  • Assessing of groundwater risks that threaten
  • Study of environmental isotope hydrology
  • Study of statistical hydrology
  • Establishing paths of cooperation and integration related research and scientific organizations

The main achievements:

  • Eight research papers were published in ISI journals through this unit in time period (4/1432 to 2/1435), as well as one publication in normal journal
  • Publishing a Hydrological Atlas of MakkahAl Mukaramah catchments
  • Establishment of a research group that consist of 19 researchers belongs to several sectors including some other international institutions mainly concern about water resources issues and named as Water Resources Research Group (WRRG)
  • Preparation and developing a high precise digital elevation map of Saudi Arabia
  • Establishing a digital data base for rainfall in Saudi Arabia.


1-The possible impact of the prevailing physiographic features of selected catchments upon their hydrological characteristics, Egypt (Comparative study).Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7(14) December 2013.

2-Recharge flux to the NubianSandstoneaquifer and its impact on the present development in southwest Egypt, Journalof African Earth Sciences.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2013.03.009

3-Flash flood hazard mapping based onquantitativehydrology, geomorphology and gis techniques (case study of Wadi Al Lith,Saudi Arabia), Arab J Geosci,(Springer),2013, DOI 10.1007/s12517-013-0941-2

4-Estimation ofgroundwater recharge inarid, data scarce regions; an approach as applied in the ElHawashyia basin and Ghazala sub-basin (Gulf of Suez, Egypt), 2013. ISSN 1866-6280 EnvironEarth Sci,(Springer) DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-1938-y

5-Stochastic analyses of maximumdaily rainfallseries recorded at two stations across the Mediterranean Sea. Arab JGeosci, (Springer), 2013, DOI 10.1007/s12517-012-0652-0

6-Assessment of Right-Tail Prediction Ability of Some Distributions by Monte Carlo Analyses, 2012. J. Hydrol. Eng., 18(5), 499–517.

7-Mix Proportioning of Aggregates for Concrete by Three Different Approaches, 2012. J. Mater. Civ. Eng., 24(5), 529–537.

8-Hydrogeophyical Evaluation of water occurrences in El Negila area, North-westerncoastal zone – Egypt, 2013, Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 9(4): 3244-3262, 2013-ISSN 1819-544X

9-Climatic identity assessment of the climate change. Int. J. Global Warming, 2012 Vol. 5, No. 1


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