Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Research article
18 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 18 Mar 2019

Developing GIS-based water poverty and rainwater harvesting suitability maps for domestic use in the Dead Sea region (West Bank, Palestine)

Sameer M. Shadeed, Tariq G. Judeh, and Mohammad N. Almasri

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Subject: Water Resources Management | Techniques and Approaches: Remote Sensing and GIS
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Short summary
The paper aimed to develop DWP and DRWHS maps in the West Bank (Palestine) using an integrated GIS-based MCDA approach. The obtained maps will assist the decision makers to formulate proper strategies including the development of efficient and comprehensive water resource management strategies in trying to bridge the increasing water supply–demand gap for domestic purposes in the West Bank as a recognized area in the Dead Sea region which is facing a series water resource shortage challenges.