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Earth Institute Research Projects

Utilization of Environmental Isotopes in Water Resources Management in Egypt

Lead PI: Harry Simpson

Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

March 1988 - February 2013
Inactive
Africa ; North Africa ; Egypt
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Stable isotopes will be used to determine where the source of drinking water comes from to site safe drinking water supplies. LDEO will help with sample analysis, result interpretation, and collaboration.

OUTCOMES: The initially two-year long project is now in its 25th year.

SPONSOR:

Atomic Energy Authority

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$144,393

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization, University of Waterloo, Global Geochemical Corporation, Middle East Regional Radioisotope Center for the Arab Countries

KEYWORDS

environmental isotopes irrigation flow calculations drainage networks water water supply planning