Jan 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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CHEM 000/2001 - Egypt Water Crisis: Challenges and Solutions (3 cr.)

For science and non-science majors.

Water scarcity may lead to conflicts between countries as they struggle to maintain sufficient water access for their populations. Dams on rivers are major threat for habitat since they change the Earth’s topography and underground river aquifers. Nowadays, political conflicts arise between countries that share the same water resources. Egypt, in particular, suffer from a major water threat as it shares the river Nile with nine other countries. Recently, sustainability of water resources in Egypt is challenged due to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This course discusses the impact of this dam on the environmental, ecological, economic and political aspects of the Egyptian lives. It also evaluates the relevant international treaties and water policies.

Core Curriculum: 2nd Level.

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