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    The High Aswan Dam

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    The High Aswan Dam – background The use of water became a critical component of the development of the world, particularly during the nineteenth and twentieth century (Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada 2001). Water control and an assured water supply became essential requirements of continuing economic and social development of any nation. The Nile River is an important water resource for Egypt and runs 6,650km from its source in Ethiopia to the Mediterranean Sea. Before the High Aswan Dam was

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    yet to be understood and the undertaking of any new project on this scale should be very carefully considered BIBLIOGRAPHY Cross Unit Task source book The Egyptian State Information Service "Dams, People and Development: The Aswan High Dam Case " Hussein Fahim "Aswan High Dam" Britannica CD98 Multimedia Edition "Nile River" Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition "A Modern Lake Moeris: Wadi Rayan" Gregory B. Baecher www-ocean.tamu.edu/quarterdeck/Quarterdeck.1/Elsyed.html

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    The Nile River-Egypt

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    River, we typically do think of Ancient Egypt but the Nile River actually flows through 11 countries, now that South Sudan has become an independent nation. pg.2/Streets It is 6,600km long and the Nile River Basin is home to 160 million people. Due to high fertility rates, that number is on track to double in the next 25 years (United Nations Environment Programme). That means that there will soon be 320 million people to support in the Nile River Basin. Population Egypt itself currently has a population

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    Environmental Effects of the Aswan Damn

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    Effects of the Aswan Dam The article by Gilbert White addressed concerns and effects of the Aswan Dam in Egypt. Written in 1988, it covers the second High Dam built in the 1960s. The dam was built using funding from the Soviet Union, in spite of warnings from Egyptian scientists and engineers of serious issues that could arise. The rapidly growing population demanded more resources and more energy, and pressure was on the Egyptian government to provide. The construction of the dam was meant to realize

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    The Nile River

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    such as replacing fish electricity from the Aswan Dam would have to be halted meaning electricity would have to come in from elsewhere, probably at a great expense. These developments should solve a great number of problems; the snails could be cleared so the area would have less disease, and the silt that has built up can be used. To stop these silt and snail problems from arising again a large removable mesh could be installed in front of the dam that can be raised out of the water with the

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    Pollution

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    the Nile River (Jabbra and Dwivedi). About 97% of the water is consumed from the River Nile, and the rest from ground water aquifers (Hopkins and Sohair). The major source of water for the people of Egypt is the Nile River is subject to unsustainably high levels of industrial, domestic and agricultural wastewater pollution. Drinking water should be clear and free from odors and micro organisms. However, the drinking water of Egypt is the opposite of the above mentioned qualities. There are several reasons

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    Gender is social construct used as a method of distinction among both living and non-living things. In many societies, gender is used metaphorically to categorize and explain all facets of human culture the phenomena of nature. This essay will examine the imagery of the male “creator” and the female “vessel” in both contemporary and ancient African culture as a method of understanding nature, technology, and religion. First the binary of creator and vessel will be examined in ancient Egyptian religious

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    Suez Crisis

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    keeping ability's.Lester Pearson's idea to stop the crisis hepls show that we are a peacefull nation. Firstly, The Suez Crisis began on 26 July 1956, when United States' decision to withdraw its offer of a grant to aid the construction of Egypt's Aswan High Dam, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.(1) The governments of Britain and France secretly began planning for an invasion of Egypt. Israel soon was doing its own invasion planning, completing its final plan on 5 October

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    Egypt

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    population. Most have settled down on farms, but some tribes still wander. The major non-Arab minority are the Nubians. They originally lived in villages along the Nile in northern Sudan and the very bottom of Egypt, called the Nubian Valley. When the Aswan High Dam was constructed in the 1960’s, it forced the Nubians to move higher up on the Nile. Arabic is the official language of Egypt. Regional Arabic dialects have their own variations of sounds and words. The most widely used dialect is that of Cairo’s

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    Egypt

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    desert climate with long dry, hot summers and short moderate winters. This region is also known for severe droughts, flash floods and sandstorms. Prime agricultural land is being lost to urban sprawl along the delta. With the completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the development of Lake Nasser soil salination and the changing ecology along the Nile is an ever-present problem. A rapidly growing population will continue to stress the resources. Egypt is the largest Arab county by population with

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