River Environments Case Studies

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Aswan Dam - River Nile

Water storage project; include construction, management and impacts

  • 1950 water crisis in Egypt
  • Started in 1960, by 1968 reservoir Lake Nasser was full
  • 1976: Reservoir reached capacity
  • Advantages: protection against flooding, famine, large reliable supply of water, electricity generated, pumps from wells, crops grown for export, food processing industries, jobs
  • Disadvantages: water pollution by fertilisers, evaporation, silt deposits, shallow water spreads malaria



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