July 01, 2016

The area of the Egyptian Western Desert accounts for about two-thirds of Egypt's total land area.

The main objective of the project was to produce updated hydrogeological maps of the Southwestern Desert of Egypt. It is expected that this Atlas would satisfy the requirements of interested end users; governorates, scientists, investors, researchers, relevant ministries,….etc.

In addition, the idea of the project coincides with the governmental plans to reclaim 1.5 million feddans in the Western Desert. The principle output of the project activities includes a hard copy atlas of hydrogeological maps for the South Western Desert of Egypt at a scale of 1:250,000. It holds map sheets; each map sheet contains: a hydrogeological map, hydrogeological cross section, legend, description of each map (climate, location, tabulated data …). 

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Division : Engineering Applications and Water Resources
Prof       : Dr. Salwa Farouk Khalil Elbeih