Latest Aswan Dam Stories

2010-01-28 12:41:26

Egypt's rich and agriculturally fertile Nile Delta is being threatened by rising sea waters, forcing farmers to take actions to save their lands. Global warming is having a major impact on the delta region and is putting a huge strain on agriculture, resources, tourism, human migration, and is threatening the fabric of the delta's already fragile ecosystem. Climate changes over the last one hundred years have caused the Mediterranean Sea, which borders the Nile Delta, to rise 6 inches. The...

2009-11-20 07:45:00

SONOMA, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma, California resident and chair of the Sonoma, California-Aswan, Egypt Sister City Committee, Sherri Ferris, recently returned from Aswan, Egypt, where she led delegation members of the San Francisco Bay Area "Sacramento Seminar" as they met with the Aswan-Sonoma Sister City Chair, Dr. Ossama A. W Abdel Meguid, Director of the Nubian Museum in Aswan. The group met with many high-level officials, exploring current affairs and political systems,...

2009-01-20 10:15:50

Considered pollutants in the West, discharges help to feed millions in Egypt While many of the world's fisheries are in serious decline, the coastal Mediterranean fishery off the Nile Delta has expanded dramatically since the 1980s. The surprising cause of this expansion, which followed a collapse of the fishery after completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1965, is run-off of fertilizers and sewage discharges in the region, according to a researcher at the University of Rhode Island Graduate...

2008-09-14 15:00:14

The Steering Committee for Egyptian cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Environment has agreed on 12/9/2008 to fund a project implemented by the Egyptian Regional Center and Water Studies in Iraq to maintain the inland water areas in Iraq which areconsidered to be the source of living for many people working in fishing and animal husbandry. The Head of the Regional Center and Water Studies said that the project aims to create water areas which is a key stations settled by migratory birds...

2008-08-04 15:00:29

"The Ministry of Irrigation is adopting an all-out policy to be implemented until 2017 with the objective of achieving the utmost benefit of available water resources," said Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mahmoud Abu Zeid Saturday 1/8/2008 during ameeting with Egyptian university youths at the Leaders Preparation Institute in Helwan. These Investments will be channelled into financing projects to be carried out as part of the plan, Abu-Zeid said. He underlined that his ministry...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Golia, Maria Maria Golia reports from Cairo WHEN WINTER COMES to the northern lands, people steel themselves for long months of darkness, damp and bitter cold. The challenges of conducting one's business in the midst of irritating drizzle or pelting rain include sickness, depression and stiffheating bills. The sun's first springtime appearance is greeted with joyous relief and a great deal of disrobing in public parks, as vitamin-D deprived city-dwellers attempt to soak up the precious...

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