Earth Systems and Environment

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 183–192 | Cite as

Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaption Measures for Egypt’s Nile Delta

  • Khaled Abubakr Ali AbutalebEmail author
  • Asmaa Hassan El-Sayed Mohammed
  • Mahmoud H. Mohamed Ahmed
Review Article


During the last few decades there has been growing concern about the impacts of climate change. A significant number of institutions, research centers, universities and governments have funded projects in addition to work done by independent scholars and assessors studying this phenomenon, in particular, to identify vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation against associated risks. Egypt is among the international community which took part in numerous studies, research activities, conferences, seminars and meetings attempting to address climate change and its associated risks. Egypt is particularly concerned with the threat to the Nile Delta as it is considered a low-lying land at high risk. The aim of this paper is to review current and previous projects, technical reports and pilot studies, concerning risk assessments, mitigation, and adaptation strategies for climate change in Egypt. This, in turn, will aid in decision making regarding future funding and establishing of research related to climate change in Egypt. This paper will also highlight the weaknesses and strengths of policymakers solely relying on one or more of these studies.


Climate change Egypt Nile Delta Vulnerability Adaptation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khaled Abubakr Ali Abutaleb
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Asmaa Hassan El-Sayed Mohammed
    • 3
  • Mahmoud H. Mohamed Ahmed
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Soil, Climate and Water, Agricultural Research CouncilPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space SciencesCairoEgypt

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