Adaptation to the Impacts of Sea Level Rise in the Nile Delta Coastal Zone (Egypt)

Egyptian coastal populations are already affected by coastal erosion, pollution, land use pressure, demographic growth and ecosystem degradation. They are also vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise, with its accompanying flooding. Reducing vulnerability to such threats is a major challenge to sustainable development and land use strategies. Coastal defence engineering is costly, while managed coastal retreat implies sacrificing private property and usable natural resources.

This project aims to demonstrate the value of stakeholder participation in evaluating the trade-offs between adaptation options in the stretch between Ras El Bar and Gamasa on the northern coast of Egypt. Researchers will carry out environmental assessments, investigate the socioeconomic and institutional aspects of vulnerability, deliberate with stakeholders on adaptation strategies, and build capacity through technology transfer, awareness raising, workshops, training exercises and institution strengthening.

The project is expected to advance the science and technology that underpin preparations for and responses to climate-related events; contribute to information systems that guide policies for public protection; and possibly support the implementation of adaptation measures in the regional context.

Project ID

105515

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, December 15, 2008

End Date

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Redwood, Mark

Total funding

CA$ 710,800

Countries

Egypt, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Program

Climate Change

Project Leader

Ibrahim Abdelmagid Wlshinawy

Institution

National Water Research Centre

Institution Country

Egypt

Institution Website

http://www.nwrc-egypt.org

Project Leader

Mohamed Abdrabo

Institution

Alexandria University

Institution Country

Egypt

Project Leader

Ahmed Farouk

Institution

Centre for Development Services

Institution Country

Egypt

Institution Website

http://www.cds-mena.org