Coordinator: Mohamed Soliman, National Water Research Center (NWRC)
Nile Delta (general information)
The Nile Delta is situated in northern Egypt, where the river Nile reaches the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is the longest river in the world. It originates near the equator and flows nearly 7000 km northward. The Delta begins approximately 20 km north of Cairo and extends North for about 150 km. At the coast the delta is about 250 km wide, from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east. The area of the Nile Delta is about 20.000 km2. The Nile Valley and the Nile Delta rank among the world's most fertile farming areas and are surrounded by a highly arid environment.
Invitation from the Egypt Wing to attend the Egypt Showcase during the Worls Water Week in Stockholm: Climate Change Adaptation to Face Water Challenges, 29 August 2017.
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The Delta Alliance Egypt Wing organised on 25 May 2017 a meeting titled Resilience of Nile Delta and Adaptation Options under Climate Change.
Seventy participants, representing ten delta governorates, universities, institutes, authorities, NGOs, private sector and companies, discussed this issue. As an introduction, five presentations regarding current activities of the delta wing, were given covering modelling of extreme weather in the west delta, adaptation to climate change, Nile delta subsidence, observation, modelling and monitoring, and Nile delta inundation.
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- Workshop held on Building Climate Resilience in The Nile Delta Urban Water Management for Effective solutions (Cairo, 16/17-06)
Report on the Workshop on Building Climate Resilience in The Nile Delta; Urban Water Management for Effective solutions aiming at developing a global program of action for sustainable development of delta ecosystems worldwide. The workshop was held at the Intercontinental City Stars Hotel during the period from 16th to 17th of June, 2013.
- Short Report on the Delta Alliance mission to Egypt, 29-30 November 2010
Report on the following-up on the Egyptian interest to join the Delta Alliance. This interest was expressed at various occasions earlier and confirmed by the signing of the DA Declaration by Dr. Hussein El Atfy, Deputy Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, during the DA launching session on 30 Sep 2010 in Rotterdam.