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Project ID: ICA3-CT-2002-10006
Funded under: FP5-INCO 2
Country: Egypt

D06.1 Case Study Report (Egypt): Abo Qir Bay region of the Mediterranean coast of Egypt includes Abu Qir Bay, Rosetta branch of the River Nile, Lake Edku and a number of historic cities

Abu Qir Bay region of the Mediterranean coast of Egypt includes Abu Qir Bay, Rosetta branch of the River Nile, Lake Edku and adjacent region bounded from the south by Mahmoudia Canal. The canal supplies the region and Alexandria City with fresh water from the Rosetta branch of the River Nile. A number of historic cities and large areas fertile agricultural land are included and are undergoing large unplanned changes.

Extensive industrial, agricultural and domestic pollution in the area is an important factor contributing to deterioration of environmental conditions. The region is considered an important underutilized resource of agriculture, tourism and industrial production in Egypt.

However, the shortage of institutional capabilities for planning, monitoring, assessment and pollution control in addition to lack of awareness among stakeholders, have rendered this region into a highly degraded and deteriorating environment.

The objective of this work was to use modern technologies of remote sensing, GIS, modeling, indicators and surveys to properly identify inherent problems and to present an integrated plan for sustainable development that takes into account the severe limitation of water quality, shortage of awareness and shortages of institutional capabilities.

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