Water management in the Nile Delta

M. Satoh, T. El Gamal, T. Taniguchi, X. Yuan, A. Ishii, W. H. Abou El Hassan

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This chapter aims to describe and clarify the present irrigation and drainage management system and the actual water distribution and farmer behavior in the delta using case studies conducted at several sites in the middle delta covering the field, on-farm and basin levels. Using these cases, the chapter will clarify the differences in water management between paddy and non-paddy areas, the upstream-downstream problems, and the comparison between the traditional and improved systems. This chapter also describes the movement of water and salt at both the basin and field levels. Through elucidating the realities of water management, this chapter will provide information on the special characteristics of water management of the delta. It is necessary to account for these characteristics in order to understand the expected impacts of water conservation actions on the water management in the delta.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIrrigated Agriculture in Egypt
Subtitle of host publicationPast, Present and Future
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9783319302164
ISBN (Print)9783319302157
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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