July 01, 2014
Sustainable water supply is vital for development of communities in arid regions such as that of the Western Desert of Egypt. The economic importance of Western Desert in Egypt is enormous, besides the fact that it has long been a target zone for tourism. One of the challenges facing this semi-arid area is the limited water resources needed for agricultural, industrial or domestic uses. This project was to use the genuine methods of remote sensing (RS), geographic information systems (GIS) and watershed modeling system (WMS) to provide a plan for rainwater harvesting (RWH). RWH is the accumulation and storage of rainwater for reuse before it reaches the aquifer system (Groundwater). The OBJECTIVES of the project include the assessment of Western Desert for RWH and determining the suitable sites for its implementation. Optimum methods and techniques for RWH are determined. The overall GOAL was to assist in poverty alleviation, accelerating agricultural development, improved agricultural and food production, combating desertification, unemployment problems and raising individual incomes. Bedouin and natives as main end users will be a major target of the project.
Division : Engineering Applications and Water Resources
Prof : Prof.Dr.Hossam Hamdy Elewa Omar