Syria’s water resources face multiple challenges resulting from poor management and physical scarcity. The high rate of population growth, rapid urbanization, climate change and economic development is exacerbating these...
Water Resources in Syria
Rain is the main water resource in Syria, affecting the availability of all other water resources. The average annual rainwater resource is estimated at 46 billion cubic metres (BCM).
Water Quality in Syria
Available water quality data clearly reveal that groundwater and surface water pollution is a common phenomenon across the country.
Water Use in Syria
agriculture is the dominant water consumer, with 87% of all water use, and hence the major contributor to the current deficit in the water balance, which has led to...
Water Infrastructure in Syria
Syria has, like most MENA countries, invested heavily in technology and infrastructure to store and divert water resources and to deliver water services to farmers, industries and households
Water Challenges in Syria
Low water productivity in agriculture is a major challenge facing water management in Syria. Net returns for crops are generally quite low. Cotton and sugar, which are planted over...
A young girl drinks water from a water stand in Gaza. ( Photo taken by: Iyad Al Baba, Oxfam)