Climate change and development impacts on groundwater resources in the Nile delta aquifer, Egypt

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Abstract

Climate change (CC), as predicted by several global climate models, is very likely to have severe impacts in the future, on top of all other global changes. These impacts may have significant influence on natural resources especially surface and groundwater. This influence is particularly problematic for the Mediterranean coastal areas, and especially the northern Nile Delta Aquifer (NDA), where both natural and socio-economic resources of significant values are located. Moreover, population increase and development imperatives create additional pressure on the available water resources. These conditions may eventually lead to insufficient coverage of the needed water demands for agriculture, domestic usage as well as urban and industrial development,
unless adaptation and mitigation measures are developed ahead of time.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • IHE Delft Institute of Water Education
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Uhlenbrook, S., Supervisor
  • Oude Essink, G. H. P., Supervisor, External person
Award date6 Nov 2020
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-0-367-68345-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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