Water Table Rise Problem in the Urbanized and Agricultural Areas in Kuwait Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Course details

This short course concentrates on the history and extent of this phenomenon in the residential and agricultural areas in Kuwait, defining the sources which caused the problem. An understanding of evapotranspiration, rainfall, runoff, groundwater recharge, groundwater abstraction, groundwater storage, groundwater movement processes, and their roles in controlling this problem by presenting the applied solutions from different ministries and authorities in controlling and solving this problem.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and define the extent of the problem in the residential and agricultural areas, and the causes of this problem
  • Explain the different hydrogeological processes affecting and controlling the problem
  • Present the proposed and applied solutions to control and elevate the impacts of the problem, and their advantages and limitations


It is expected that the participants will be from governmental ministries such as Ministry of Electricity and Water, Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources. Public Authority for Housing Welfare, Ministry of Public Work, Public Authority of Industry, Environmental Public Authority, Kuwait University, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, and the Oil sector.



About Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

KISR is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. KISR’s initial role was dedicated to developing three fields of national importance: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. Since then, KISR’s role and responsibilities have expanded greatly to include the advancement of national industry and the undertaking of studies to address key challenges, such as the preservation of the environment, sustainable management of Kuwait’s natural resources, responsible management of water and energy, and development of innovative methods of agriculture.

KISR’s approach to meeting challenges is distinguished by a culture of openness, a commitment to our clients, and an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach. KISR routinely embarks on strategic partnerships with other regional and international institutes, agencies, and academic bodies, allowing an exchange of knowledge and expertise. Today, KISR is home to over 580 researchers and engineers and over 100 laboratories, housed at 8 locations, with growth expected through the implementation of a new strategic plan. KISR conducts scientific research and performs technological consultations, often in partnership with other regional and international institutions, for governmental and industrial clients in Kuwait, the Gulf region, and the rest of the world. These partnerships, driven by a philosophy of collaboration that runs deep within our culture, help build up our knowledge base, and facilitate the free flow of information, data, and expertise. This adds value to our clients’ business and ensures that the resources needed to confront the challenges They face are always available on demand.

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