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Project ID: ICA3-CT-2002-10003
Funded under: FP5-INCO 2
Country: Egypt

A baseline study on socioeconomic, physical and biological conditions in Rosetta, Egypt

Socioeconomic baseline study:
The purpose of such baseline study was to provide an assessment of socioeconomic conditions in Rosetta area (Egyptian site). Such a baseline assessment will contribute largely to develop conceptual and operational guidelines for attaining sustainable development.

The Study provided a comprehensive profile about the Egyptian study site including:
- A background information about the Egyptian site in terms of demographic characteristics, economic structure and land use.
- A description of the field work conducted in Rosetta area to collect detailed, updated and accurate data on socioeconomic conditions in the area.
- Areas of concern and main issues in the area.

Physical baseline study:
The main objective of physical baseline study was to assess the environmental conditions prevailing in the area, in terms of air and water quality.

Biological baseline study:
Such a study aimed at assessing the diversity and distribution of macrobenthos and fish in Egyptian site. The study was based on data collected through five bi-monthly sampling journey from October 2003 to July 2004. The study indicated that the most productive sites are located far away the Rosetta estuary (Edku and Abu Qir sites) which showed a high degree of similarity in terms of macrobenthic community.

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Mohammed ABDRABO, (Professor)
Tel.: +20-2-4513921
Fax: +20-2-4513918
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