International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Impact of Water Resources Usage on Water Status and Agricultural Development in Syria
Carol Farid Alsayegh, Prof. Dr. Habib Abdulaziz Mahmoud

The research aims at highlighting the impact of water resources usage on water depletion state and agricultural development in Syria. Based on the analytical descriptive approach and the historical approach through adopting a time series extending from the year 2000 up to 2012, a description of the existing situation has been given and analyzed,. The research results have shown that Syria is confronting an important challenge, which is the achievement of efficiency in using water resources in agriculture, particularly under the limited water resources in Syria, which led to groundwater depletion on one hand, and this usage has not contributed in achieving agricultural development in Syria, on the other hand. The agricultural development indicators showed depreciation in the contribution of the Syrian agriculture to the Syrian gross domestic product, and a drop in the rate of the workers in agriculture, with an increase in the indicator of the agricultural dependency.

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