International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Yemen Case Study – Assessment of Underground Water
Dr. Prof. Mikhail Kalinin
Central Research Institute for Complex Use of Water Resources (CRICUWR),
For Yemen the most significant problem is to increase the volume of the pumped-out ground water from the artesian wells because of the water depletion. Surface water is formed only due to the atmospheric precipitation. Flood water flows on the surface to the sea faster, then it infiltrates to the water-bearing strata. The temporary ground dams are constructed for irrigation purposes. Drinking water is located underground.