Title: Water treatment methods for the needs of spatial planning in Kosovo

Authors: Ibrahim Ramadani; Dedë P. Nrecaj; Ferim Gashi

Addresses: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, University of Pristina, St. Mother Teresa p. Pristina, 10 000, Republic of Kosovo ' Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, University of Pristina, St. Mother Teresa p. Pristina, 10 000, Republic of Kosovo ' Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, University of Pristina, St. Mother Teresa p. Pristina, 10 000, Republic of Kosovo

Abstract: In this paper, the hydrological potential and the challenges in the social, economic, ecological and management context will be addressed. In this case, the model of the Klina river basin in Kosovo has been selected, while the study is based on the quantity, ecological status of running waters, subterranean water and anthropogenic influences that endanger this irreplaceable and resourceful resource. The amount of water differs from country to country, where in many cases water shortages represent the main challenge of contemporary social, economic, ecological developments. Therefore, bad management of water resources presents barriers or obstacles to the development of settlements, industry and agriculture, while on the other hand, it also causes flooding, drought etc. Poor river management is accompanied by severe consequences, while lack of river care and poor management in many cases has caused the frequent flooding of agricultural land and endangering of settlements.

Keywords: river basin; water resources; management; degradation; pollution; Kosovo.

DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2018.10016231

International Journal of Water, 2018 Vol.12 No.4, pp.342 - 355

Received: 16 Nov 2017
Accepted: 09 Mar 2018

Published online: 20 Sep 2018 *

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