Dahlia Sabri Hassan

Country of current residence

Egypt

Profession

Hydrologist

Degrees / expertise

M. Sc.

Master of Water Resources Engineering, LTH, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden. Specialization: Irrigation, Hydrology, Wastewater treatment, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Urban waters, Rural waters, Geohydrology and Water Resources Management.

 

B.Sc.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Professional experience

Technical advisor: GEF-UNDP Egypt Second National Communication (SNC) Project

 

Cleaner Production Expert, Egypt National Cleaner Production Center (ENCPC), (UNIDO)

 

Engineer in a targeted research GEF- Funded Project by the United Nations for Development Programme (UNDP)

 

Researcher in a pioneer research about Philanthropy in Egypt; in cooperation with Ford Foundation

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Research themes
  • Governance
  • Ecosystem services
Research countries
  • Egypt
Research projects
Water irrigation and Hyrdrualics and water quality related projects
Professional experience
Technical advisor: GEF-UNDP Egypt Second National Communication (SNC) Project Cleaner Production Expert, Egypt National Cleaner Production Center (ENCPC), (UNIDO) Engineer in a targeted research GEF- Funded Project by the United Nations for Development Programme (UNDP) Researcher in a pioneer research about Philanthropy in Egypt; in cooperation with Ford Foundation
Degrees

M. Sc.

Master of Water Resources Engineering, LTH, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden. Specialization: Irrigation, Hydrology, Wastewater treatment, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Urban waters, Rural waters, Geohydrology and Water Resources Management.

 

B.Sc.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Contacts

Research affiliation

Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden, Egyptian Engineers Syndicate, Egypt and Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany

Thesis title

Simulating water re-use impacts on soil and groundwater contamination under irrigated agriculture in the Nile Delta in Egypt

Thesis abstract

Egypt is facing an increasing demand for water, brought on by a rapidly growing population, by increased urbanization, by higher standards of living and by an expansion based on agricultural policies. Water re-use, which has been adopted since the late seventies, is considered as an official strategy to overcome the problem of water shortage. The Annual budget of water in Egypt is 55.5 BCM, only 12.9 BCM are discharged to the Mediterranean Sea, which shows the intensity of the re-use. The drainage network carries annual discharge of about 17.5 BCM, from which 7.5 BCM are re-used (officially and unofficially) for irrigation (NWRP, 2005). However, there has been increasing concern about risks and adverse impacts on the long-run from application of recycled water on the soil, surface and groundwater quality and crop yield. The main objective of this study is to obtain better understanding of groundwater contamination processes due to water re-use, which will be achieved by field measurements and by modeling. The following specific objectives will assist to achieve the main objective:

• To obtain an in-depth understanding of water re-use practices for irrigation.

• To analyze the quality of the re-used water before and after irrigation water application in the study area.

• To simulate water quality parameters to assess the impact of water re-use on the soil salinity and groundwater quality in the unsaturated zone.

• To simulate applied re-used water quality scenarios to improve the effects of water re-use in the study area.

• To develop suggestions and recommendations for water re-use management strategies.

The study area selected for this reaearch is a farm located in the Gharbia governorate, where water re-use is practecied intensively for irrigation. The area was developed on the old alluvial land of the Nile River. Groundwater is found at shallow depths (2- 3 m) and waterlogging is frequently observed in the area.

Field water sampling (irrigation, drainage, and ground-water) will be collected, in addtion to soil sampling collection. Sampling collection will be followed by lab anaylses to trace any contaminats. Groundwater flow and contaminant transport model will be used to simulate water quality parameters to assess the impact of water re-use water on the soil salinity and groundwater quality.

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ (DAAD, GTZ)

Cooperation partners

Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany

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