Wadi Allaqi: Changing Environments

Ahmed Belal, John Briggs, Joanne Sharp and Irina Springuel

in Bedouins by the Lake

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9789774161988
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970320 | DOI:
Wadi Allaqi: Changing Environments

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This chapter explains the key environmental changes that have come about in Wadi Allaqi as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Clearly, the most significant impact is the presence of a large body of water in this otherwise hyperarid environment, but this has had further implications in terms of the formation of new soils through new patterns of sediment accumulation and loss. The flora and fauna of the area have also responded to this change.

Keywords: environmental change; Aswan High Dam; dam construction; Lake Nasser; environmental impact

Chapter.  10888 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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