NARSS, in collaboration with FAO have been starting to develop an integrated information system for operational monitoring and management of the Nile Delta Coastal area. The information system will assimilate and integrate satellite and in situ data as well as information on urban, industrial and agricultural facilities and processes that affect water quality. This information will then be transformed into digital maps of coastal water quality and water use and distributed to the public and private entities. In particular, it will provide water quality and water use maps that will assist the sustainable management of delta fisheries resources, the placement and aquaculture facilities, and the conservation of important wetland systems in the region, and will facilitate the routine monitoring of sewage discharge and sediment transport in the region.
Division : Agriculture Applications, Soils, and Marine
Prof : Mahmoud Hussin Ahmed