Integrated Water Resources Management

Decision Support System for Water Resources Planning Based on Environmental Balance (DSS) Phase (I, II) jointly with Italian Cooperation and Italian Department for Development Swap Program. DSS succeeded in developing an interactive open source computer-based system that helps decision makers identifying the results of applying certain scenarios & policies through 12 models representing the Egyptian Water Resources Management System.

Integrated Water Resource Management for Egypt’s Sustainable Development (IWRMESD) jointly with Canadian International Development Agency CIDA. IWRMESD was developed as an integrated water resources planning and management computer-based tool. Based on the comparative analysis for all previous water policies of Egyptian MWRI, an innovative, conceptual and computational framework was developed to assist decision makers formulate long-term water resources strategies.

Mediterranean Dialogue for Integrated Water Management (MELIA) jointly with European Union. MELIA succeeded in Building a knowledge base for integrated water resources management (IWRM) planning, based on integrating contributions from different perspectives, involving the wide spectrum of stakeholders and based on the general frame defined by EU Water Framework Directive.

Atlas of water resources in Egypt aims at Establishment of an integrated geographic information system illustrates the surface and groundwater resources in Egypt. This system includes the intakes, discharges points in the form of GIS Layers supported by a geographic database. This study is based on the joint cooperation between SRU (coordinator) and the Think Tank of NWRC, in addition to, working group of many research institutes.

The Water Poverty Index as an Assistant Tool for Drawing Strategies of The Egyptian Water Sector
The study aimed at developing strategies for the water sector in integrated manner and using of the Water Poverty Index (WPI) to be applied as a holistic tool for the conceptualization of water strategies in Egypt. The WPI herein considers; water availability, access to water taking into account energy as a factor to water system operation), capacity to manage the water system considering the gender perspective, allocation of water uses considering the economic value of water and quality of the environment.
It concluded that, WPI as a summarized index combines into a single number, a cluster of data is considered a robust tool to assist decision makers in determine priority to conduct prospect development plans in the water sector.

Strategic Plans for Sugar Cane Cultivation in Upper Egypt towards the Implementation of Rational Water Use
This research adopts the integration management of water and land for sugar cane utilizing the implementation of different cropping pattern in the cultivation governorates. This mechanism was applied through the utilization of the optimization technique with linear programming approach to estimate the optimum cropping pattern at the Upper Egypt level. Specifically, this approach manages the water and land resources considering various constraints to produce the most optimum cropping pattern that rationalize the water use within the sugar cane cultivated areas.

Water Economic Value Mapping to Ascertain Opportunities to Improve Agricultural Water Management in Egypt (EVM)
EVM developed a structural national information system for the water economic in Egypt and developed a spatial water economic value map for the agricultural sector on the national level. As well as, EVM developed new sustainable spatial agricultural cropping pattern scenarios towards maximizing the spatial water economic value and return, and developed a new sustainable strategic planning for better water resources management for maximizing the spatial water economic value.