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Unconventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt

  • Abdelazim M. Negm


  • Provides new insights into Egypt’s water resources and related challenges

  • Together with the companion volume Conventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt an invaluable resource for researchers, environmental managers and policymakers

  • Includes recommendations for future research and management strategies


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dia El Din Ahmed Hussein El-Quosy
    Pages 3-16
  3. Ismail Abd-Elaty, Abdelazim M. Negm, Gehan A. H. Sallam
    Pages 59-85
  4. Abeer EL Shahawy, Sahar El-Shatoury, Salah Bayomi, Diaa El-Monayeri
    Pages 241-312
  5. Hossam Abdelsalam Elsayed, Ahmed Tawfik
    Pages 375-391
  6. R. E. Abdelraouf
    Pages 393-410
  7. Amal Abdou, Iman Gawad, Zeina ElZein
    Pages 411-426
  8. Tamer A. Elbana, Noura Bakr, Maha Elbana
    Pages 429-453
  9. Hassan El-Banna S. Fath
    Pages 455-483
  10. Abdelazim M. Negm, El-Sayed E. Omran, Sommer Abdel-Fattah
    Pages 509-532

About this book


This unique volume presents up-to-date information and the latest research findings on unconventional water resources in Egypt and their connections to agriculture. It investigates how to cope with the severe shortage of water and how to improve the irrigation system’s efficiency. The main aspects addressed include:

·       History of drainage and drainage projects in Egypt

·       Towards the integration of irrigation and drainage water

·       Assessment of drainage systems and environmental impact assessment of irrigation projects

·       Maximizing the reuse of agricultural drainage water and agricultural waste to improve irrigation efficiency

·       Developing alternative water resources, such as desalination, for greenhouses

·       Drainage water quality assessment, microbial hazards and improvement of green and cost-effective technologies for treatment of agricultural drainage water and wastewater for reuse in irrigation

·       Towards the sustainable reuse of water resources in Egypt

·       Options for securing water resources in Egypt, and challenges and opportunities for policy planners

This book and the companion volume Conventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt are vital resources for researchers, environmental managers and water policy planners – and for all those seeking information on wastewater reuse, green and cost-effective technologies for improving water quality. 


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

Editors and affiliations

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

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