Selected aspects of management and rehabilitation of the Yarqon River (Israel): Planning and implementation

David Pargament, Ezra Henkin, Avital Gasith

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Abstract

Prior to the establishment of the State of Israel (1948) many of its coastal streams had significant perennial lotic habitats. Population increase and ensuing rapid agricultural and urban development resulted in an augmented demand for water, causing a severe decline in water sources for stream-flow. Today, two thirds of the population, a large majority of the industries, and a considerable share of intensive agricultural activities are located in the Coastal Plain. This demophoric growth is also reflected in rapidly growing waste production, which due to improper treatment and disposal, takes a heavy toll on the environment, especially on the aquatic habitats of the coastal streams. The outcome of this process was a gradual transformation of rivers into conduits of waste to a degree that most of the streams presently constitute a sanitary and aesthetic nuisance. Copyright ASCE 2004.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Partnerships
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventJoint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 30 Jul 20002 Aug 2000

Publication series

NameJoint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000: Building Partnerships
Volume104

Conference

ConferenceJoint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period30/07/002/08/00

Keywords

  • Israel
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rivers
  • Stream pollution
  • Waste disposal

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