Regional Flow Conditions And Structural Setting of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System In Southern Western Desert of EgyptUsing Remote Sensing, GIS and Mathematical ModelingTechniques

December 31, 2002

The main goal of this research project is to evaluate the present situation of the groundwater of Nubian Sandstone aquifer in the East Uweinat-Darb El-Arbaain area by remote sensing, GIS and other techniques. The response of this aquifer to the process of extraction in each area could be achieved. The current hydrogeological and hydrochemical characteristics could be determined. Any fruitful results will be used for the recommendations. However, this project reinforces the overall objective of the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences of Egypt. The collected background data about this project are; remote sensing data (optical and radar), topographic, geomorphologic, geologic, hydrogeologic, hydrochemical mapping, climatic data and data for wells already drilled. The main outputs of this project will reinforce setting up of a hydropolicy for maintaining this vital aquifer system and delineating the main hydrogeological structural setting prevailing in this remote part of Egypt.

NARSS Project Members

  • Dr. Ashraf Khaled Helmi
  • Dr.Hazem M. Habib
  • Prof.Badr M. Mabrouk
  • Prof.Ibrahim Z. El-Shamy
  • Dr.Attef Zein ElAbedin

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Division : Engineering Applications and Water Resources
Prof       : Prof.Dr.Hossam Hamdy Elewa Omar