Sustaining Wadi Allaqi?

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:
Sustaining Wadi Allaqi?

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This chapter looks to what the future holds for the Wadi Allaqi environment. It examines the tensions between the desire to develop the resource opportunities in the area with the preservation of this environment, and the daily existence of the Bedouin living there. It also identifies major threats to the long-term sustainability of Wadi Allaqi, including itinerant fishermen, quarry-workers, and the military.

Keywords: Bedouins; Wadi Allaqi; Lake Nasser; sustainability

Chapter.  2905 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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