:: Journal of International Environmental Application & Science ::

Year 2008, Volume III (Issue I)

Journal of International Environmental Application and Science , Vol. 3, No. 6 (2008), 51-56

Water resources in Kosova

Sabri Avdullahi, Islam Fejza, Afrim Syla

University of Prishtina, Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy, Prishtina, Kosova

Abstract: Water resources in Kosova are presented as surface waters, groundwater and sources. Hydrometeorology Institute is doing the monitoring of climate, surface waters and water’s quality. Kosova is divided into the 4 basins (Figure1), which are varying as from geographic position and the available water’s quantity. Total amount of water in our country is small around 1600m3/inhabitant/year. Having in consideration natural characteristics of our territory, distribution in time and water resources areas, water springs utilization, water’s protection and protection from water, are duties that needs particularity. Yearlong, uncontrolled pollution of environment has influenced in degrading of all its potentials as for surface water and underground water. As result of that we have cases of permanent pollution of water surface flows and underground water.

Keywords: Rivers, surface water, precipitation, groundwater, water quality, monitoring