Environmental Aspects of Water Resources Development

by Ibrahim M. Elassiouti, Cairo Univ, Giza, Egypt,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)


Long-term management of resources requires a comprehensive anlysis of the effects that development and management of one resource may be expected to exert upon other resources. However, when the High Aswan Dam in Egypt was planned in the early sixties, some environmental considerations were not foreseen. This paper discusses the negative and positive consequences of the High Aswan Dam on the Nile River.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water pollution | Water management | Concrete dams | Water quality | Developing countries | Resource management | Dams | Egypt | Africa | Middle East | Nile River

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