Water Resources in Drini i Bardhë River Basin, Kosova

AVDULLAHI, Sabri; FEJZA, Islam; TMAVA, Ahmet; SYLA, Arfin
September 2008
International Journal of Natural & Engineering Sciences;Sep2008, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p105
Academic Journal
In the present day world, the problems of too much, too little or too polluted water are increasing at a rapid rate. These problems have become particularly severe for the developing countries, adversely affecting their agriculture, drinking water supply and sanitation. Water recourse management is no more just a challenger it is a declared crises. Water resources in Kosova are relatively small, total amount of water in our country is small around 1600 m³/inhabitant/year. Territory of Kosova is separated in four river basins: Drini i Bardhë, Ibri, Morava e Binqës and Lepenci. Drini i Bardhë river basin is in the western pan of Kosova. it is the biggest river basin with surface of 4.289 km². Drini i Bardhë discharges its water to Albania and finally to the Adriatic Sea. The area consist of several small stream from the mountains, water flows into tributaries and Drini i Bardhë River. The mean run-off in the area is 141 1/s/km², but it varies considerably (5 to 50 1/s/km²), precipitation varies from 600 to 1400 mm/a. Protecting from pollution is a very important issue having in consideration that this river discharges its water and outside the territory. Hydrometeorology Institute of Kosova is in charge lot monitoring of water quality.


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