Land Management And Flood Protection In The Wadi Shaam Basin

Project Description
Wadi Shaam is the most northerly wadi in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, draining high mountains along the Musandam border, flowing directly through the small coastal town of Al Qir. There is a small recharge dam in the centre of the basin, and other breaker weirs which slow down surface runoff from steep rocky terrain after intense rainfall, inducing infiltration to groundwater rather than the rapid conveyance of the floodwaters into the sea.


Review of geotechnical, hydrogeological and hydrological characteristics of existing dams, providing certification of dam safety


Government of Ras Al Khaimah


Water Resources

Period of assignment



Northern Emirates – UAE

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