Conventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt

  • Abdelazim M. Negm

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. History of Irrigation and Irrigation Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dia-Eldin ElQuosy
      Pages 3-15
  3. Key Features, Administrative and Legal Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
  4. Land Resources for Agriculture Development

  5. Food insecurity due to Water Shortage and Climate Change

  6. Assessment of Water Resources

  7. Impacts of GERD and Tekeze Dams on Egypt’s Water Resources

  8. Sustainable Use of Water Resources and Future of Irrigation Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Mohammed A. El-Shirbeny, E. S. Mohamed, Abdelazim Negm
      Pages 451-469
    3. M. A. Mahmoud, A. Z. El-Bably
      Pages 471-487
    4. Safya El-Gayar, Abdelazim Negm, Mohamed Abdrabbo
      Pages 489-560
    5. Dia El Din El Quosy
      Pages 593-604
    6. Sayed A. Abd El-Hafez, Abdelazim M. Negm
      Pages 605-622
  9. Quantity and Quality of Water in the Egypt’s Water Resources Bank

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 623-623
    2. Mohamed Elsahabi, Abdelazim M. Negm, Kamal A. Ali
      Pages 625-637
    3. Mohamed E. El-Mahdy, Mohamed S. Abbas, Hassan M. Sobhy
      Pages 639-655
  10. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 657-657
    2. Abdelazim M. Negm, El-Sayed E. Omran, Mahmoud A. Mahmoud, Sommer Abdel-Fattah
      Pages 659-681
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 683-689

About this book


This unique volume focuses on Egypt’s conventional water resources and the main water consumer: Egypt’s agriculture. It provides an up-to-date overview and the latest research findings, and covers the following main topics:

·       History of irrigation and irrigation projects

·       Key features of agriculture, the administrative and legal framework in Egypt

·       Land resources for agriculture development

·       Food insecurity due to water shortages and climate change; resulting challenges  and opportunities

·       Assessment of water resources for irrigation and drinking purposes

·       Impacts of upstream dams, such as the GERD and Tekeze Dam, on Egypt’s water resources and crop yield

·       Sustainable use of water resources and the future of mega irrigation projects

·       Quantity and quality of water in Egypt’s water resources bank

This book and the companion volume Unconventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt offer invaluable reference guides for postgraduates, researchers, professionals, environmental managers and policymakers interested in water resources and their management worldwide.


Egyptian water resources Irrigation practice Fresh water resources Sustainable development Agricultural irrigation Groundwater quality Agricutlural food crisis Food security Agricultural drainage GERD Water shortage

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdelazim M. Negm
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringZagazig UniversityZagazigEgypt

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