1. Physiography and
Climate: This included the generation of datasets that described the
Elevation, Terrain Slope and Aspect),
Soil and geology,
precipitation, temperature, relative humidity, pan evaporation and
Surface Hydrology: This
included historic and current information on surface water flows in
the Jordan River Basin, Dead Sea Side Wadis and the collection of
Water in Dams, Reservoirs and Cisterns.
Ground Water: And
included information on sustainable yields, current and planned levels
of abstraction from wells and discharge from water springs. It
also included information on water quality and uses.
and Exports: Significant volume of water is either imported into
the study area or exported for use outside the Dead sea Basin.
Information regarding the volume of water imports and exports was
5. Water uses:
Information on water supply
and water use per sector in the Dead Sea Basin was collected from
several sources. Information on
water pricing was also
treatment and reuse: and includes information on the volume of the
generated wastewater in the study area, the methods and locations of
discharge, the volume of treated and reused wastewater.
Biological Diversity and
includes information on the distribution of natural plant alliances,
records of plant, reptile and mammal species from several biodiversity
libraries and references.
Land Cover, Land Use and Biomass
Change detection: Satellite images from the present and the past
were used to understand changes in above ground green biomass.
Land cover maps were also generated for the study area from the 2003
and 2004 LANDSAT ETM+ images.
9. Base Map:
Information on population distribution, road networks, etc was also
generated for the entire study area.