Aswan High Dam Essays

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gender In Ancient African Culture

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Aswan is a great city

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    Aswan is a greatest state in Egypt, so the tourists come for it from all over the world to see lot of monuments of the ancient Egyptian. Actually Aswan is large Archeological state because of in one day it were the Capital of Egypt. When you walking in Aswan you see a lot of a amazing places and monuments ,you can see the Templates such as aAbo simpl , Edfo,kalabsha and other templates not that only ,but also there are ancient Tombs like El kapish El-mokats in addition of many tombs related to the

  • Suez Canal

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    Egypt. The cornerstone of his plan was the construction of the Aswan High Dam. The dam would provide Nasser with a source of hydroelectric power, a means of irrigation, and most of all a source of national pride and recognition. Originally, The United States in cooperation with Great Britain and the World Bank agreed to help finance the construction of the $1.3 billion dam. However, when the United States withdrew from financing the dam, a chain of events was set off which eventually led to the Suez

  • The Nile River In Ancient Egypt

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    The availability of water, the high temperatures, and the increased level of nutrients from the river made for an ideal location to grow agriculture. Seasonal flooding of the Nile, provided the citizens of Egypt a way for the soil to regain vital nutrients, to improve crop quality, and

  • Nasser The Last Arab

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    disregarded their very own people. One of the most memorable happenings in Nasser's time was the building of the Aswan Dam on the Nile River in Egypt. Nasser managed to build this important feature in spite of his extreme opposition to Israel, and outspoken aspersion to the Western civilization, which would have earned him the U.S. and European support for the dam. Because of his actions towards the West, Nasser was forced to turn to the

  • The History And Development Of The Suez Canal

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    In 1854, former French consul to Cairo Ferdinand de Lesseps, formed an agreement with the Ottoman governor of Egypt to build a canal at Suez. In 1856, the Suez Canal Company was formed and granted the right to operate the canal for 99 years. Work began in April 1859, with labor disputes and a cholera epidemic slowing construction The Suez Canal was not completed until 1869 – ten years later. On November 17, 1869, the Suez Canal was officially open. When it opened, the Suez Canal was relatively

  • Discrimination all over the World

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    Discrimination all over the world Through ages, people used to detach themselves from the meaning of common dignity. They have been looking for ways to make themselves look important. They have created classes and used to look down to people who differ from them. People usually involve the idea that one’s own race is more pre-eminent therefore, he has the right to control others. If we take the United States of America as an example, we will find that many Negros has suffered from discrimination

  • Ethiopian War Essay

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    2006, Egyptian politicians proposed a series of hostile acts against Ethiopia due to Ethiopia's dam construction project on the Blue Nile during a televised political meeting (Stack, 2013). This menace to Ethiopia threatens to tear apart the unstable political stability of the Nile River Basin countries. Thesis: Egypt's threat of military intervention in Ethiopian, if it continues with hydroelectric dams on the Nile river, is an indirect threat to the US political strategy in the Horn of Africa.

  • Drainage Density and Stream Order in a Drainage Basin

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    and corresponding texture of dissection. Very low- less than 8km/km sq coarse Medium low- 8-20 medium High density- 20- 200 fine Very high density- more than 200 ultra fines Drainage density and texture of dissection varies in response to these factors: * Permeability of surface- a highly permeable material such as sand tends to give low drainage density because of high infiltration capacity and little water is available as surface runoff to maintain channels. * Rock type

  • Chapter 7

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    1. Aspects of cultural geography: This is a field which focuses on spatial aspects of human cultures, which is spilt between cultural hearths and cultural landscapes. Cultural hearths are the crucibles of civilization that changed regions, mainly due to cultural diffusion. Understanding the cultural diffusions allows geographers to study the migration patterns of civilizations. Cultural landscape is the landforms that a culture creates. Physical and cultural geography interact in unity. 2. World’s

  • Canadian Involvement in the Suez Crisis

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    Canadian Involvement in the Suez Crisis Eleven years after the second world war, a crisis occurred which had the potential to escalate into a third world war. Hostilities ran high and the background causes that prompted this crisis contained the same fundamentals as were seen in the first and second world wars. Those being militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism; wrought by those countries that had an interest in the Suez Canal and the Arab states. In the world of superpowers in conflict

  • Nasser Research Paper

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    Introduction Egypt has gone through a long journey and sometimes it seems as though it repeats the same path over and over again. Whether its Mubarak, Sadat or Nasser, Egypt has not had its luck with any of the presidents nor kings for that matter. Under these presidents, Egypt went through oppression, discrimination and inequality for its citizens. Religion and gender played a big role in creating this discrimination, especially towards the Muslim brotherhood members. However, these presidents had

  • How Does The Nile Affect The Economy Of Egypt?

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    River makes it “one of the few international rivers that has the potential to provoke armed conflict between its riparian nations—the ten countries that share the river basin” (AW 293). With population pressures, growing demands of agricultural, and high demand for water in a time of scarcity, the unequal distribution of the Nile needs to be addressed (AW

  • Water: The Catalyst of Development In Ancient Civilizations

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    used. The extensive and widespread network of irrigation ditches in Mesopotamian proves that the Mesopotamians had the technology required to construct and maintain these man-made canals (Sources 1 and 2). While digging water canals and constructing dams were important, it did not solve the problem of delivering the water to the crop fields. Therefore water-transporting mechanisms such as the shaduf and the saqiya were constructed. The first water-lifting machine would be the shaduf, a simple lever