Egypt Wing

CoordinatorMohamed 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.



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Activities / news

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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