This book targets the issue of water scarcity in Egypt as a typical example of the world water crisis. Today، the available water resource is facing its limit because of rapid increase in water demand as a result of population growth and changes in peoples’ life-style. The basic idea to solve the problem of water scarcity is that the irrigation sector، the biggest user of water، should increase water use efficiency.
However، the real problem is how this can be achieved in view of the crucial need for water in this sector. This book addresses this challenge through case studies from the Nile delta in Egypt. The water problem in the Nile delta، the major source for water in Egypt، is discussed in this book from all its various aspects.
This book covers the situation before and after the advent of the Aswan High Dam، so that the reader understands the entire development. Another special feature are the extensive and scientific descriptions of contemporary topics in water and agriculture، especially from the viewpoint of water saving and sustainability. These descriptions are based on field experiments and surveys in a six-year international research project. Topics of this book are local، but their implications are global.
About the Author
Irrigated Agriculture in the Nile Delta
Past، Present and Future
Eds. M. Satoh & S. Aboulroos
Prof. Masayoshi SATOH is a 67 year-old Professor Emeritus at the University of Tsukuba since 2012. He is currently Associate Editor in Hydrology of the Springer Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Prof. Satoh is the leader of SATREPS Nile Delta Project in Egypt on “Sustainable Systems for Food and Bio-Energy Production with Water-Saving Irrigation in the Egyptian Nile Basin”. Prof. Satoh has published 32 books in Japanese and English، and about 80 refereed academic papers in domestic and international journals.
Prof. Samir ABOULROOS is a Professor at the Department of Soil Science، Faculty of Agriculture، Cairo University، Egypt. Prof. Aboulroos has published about 30 refereed academic papers in domestic and international journals.