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This unique volume focuses on Egypt's conventional water resources and the main water consumer: Egypt's agriculture. It provides an up-to-date overview and the latest research findings, and covers the following main topics:
· History of irrigation and irrigation projects
· Key features of agriculture, the administrative and legal framework in Egypt
· Land resources for agriculture development
· Food insecurity due to water shortages and climate change; resulting challenges and opportunities
· Assessment of water resources for irrigation and drinking purposes
· Impacts of
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This unique volume focuses on Egypt's conventional water resources and the main water consumer: Egypt's agriculture. It provides an up-to-date overview and the latest research findings, and covers the following main topics:

· History of irrigation and irrigation projects

· Key features of agriculture, the administrative and legal framework in Egypt

· Land resources for agriculture development

· Food insecurity due to water shortages and climate change; resulting challenges and opportunities

· Assessment of water resources for irrigation and drinking purposes

· Impacts of upstream dams, such as the GERD and Tekeze Dam, on Egypt's water resources and crop yield

· Sustainableuse of water resources and the future of mega irrigation projects

· Quantity and quality of water in Egypt's water resources bank
This book and the companion volume Unconventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt offer invaluable reference guides for postgraduates, researchers, professionals, environmental managers and policymakers interested in water resources and their management worldwide.