Egyptian Coastal Lakes and Wetlands: Part I

Characteristics and Hydrodynamics

  • Abdelazim M. Negm
  • Mohamed Ali Bek
  • Sommer Abdel-Fattah

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sameh B. El Kafrawy, M. A. Bek, Abdelazim M. Negm
    Pages 3-17
  3. Fathy Elbehiry, M. A. Mahmoud, Abdelazim M. Negm
    Pages 21-36
  4. El-Sayed Ewis Omran, Abdelazim M. Negm
    Pages 37-60
  5. L. I. Mohamedein, M. A. El-Sawy, M. A. Bek
    Pages 63-81
  6. M. A. Bek, I. S. Lowndes, D. M. Hargreaves, A. M. Negm
    Pages 103-130
  7. Mostafa El-Sheekh, Elham Ali, Hala El-Kassas
    Pages 133-172
  8. M. A. Bek, I. S. Lowndes, D. M. Hargreaves, A. M. Negm
    Pages 197-214
  9. M. A. Bek, I. S. Lowndes, D. M. Hargreaves, A. M. Negm
    Pages 215-239
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 299-304

About this book


Egyptian coastal lakes and wetlands are among the most productive wetland ecosystems in the world. This volume explores their current status and how it can be maintained and improved. It describes the five Northern coastal lakes, their origin, physical and chemical properties and current development activities, and discusses the challenges facing these lakes, such as shrinking, pollution,  degradation, and adaptive management. Further topics include hydrodynamics and modeling techniques, as well as strategies for the sustainable development of these valuable resources. The book closes with a concise summary of the conclusions and recommendations presented in the chapters. As such, it offers an invaluable resource for the academic community and postgraduate students, as well as for environmental managers and policymakers.


Phytoplankton ecology Macrobenthos Egyptian shallow coastal lakes Water pollution Water resource management Egypt Lake Edko Lake Marriot Lake Maruit Water resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdelazim M. Negm
    • 1
  • Mohamed Ali Bek
    • 2
  • Sommer Abdel-Fattah
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringZagazig UniversityZagazigEgypt
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringTanta UniversityTantaEgypt
  3. 3.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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