Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians

  • Thayer Scudder

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development book series (BRIEFSCSSD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 53-55

About this book


This book highlights the long-term resettlement process of the Egyptian Nubian people along the Aswan High Dam. Assessing the resettlement of 48,000 Egyptian Nubians in connection with the High Dam is especially important for three main reasons: firstly, this resettlement process is one of the rare cases in which research begun before the dam was built has continued for over forty years. Secondly, the resettlement of the Egyptian Nubian people is one of the few cases in which the living standards of the large majority improved because of the initial political will of the government, combined with Nubian initiatives. Thirdly, given the complexity of the resettlement process, weaknesses in government planning, implementation, and in the weakening of government political provide valuable lessons for future dam-induced resettlement efforts.


Egyptian Nubian resettlement Dam-induced resettlement Socio-Cultural change Lake Nasser Stress of resettlement Ethnicity change Land use Community displacement

Authors and affiliations

  • Thayer Scudder
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of The Humanities and Social ScCalifornia Institute of Technology Division of The Humanities and Social ScPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1934-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1935-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7830
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7849
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