Climate change adaptations for food security in vulnerable areas of the Egyptian Nile—for tackling the overlooked nexus hazards of hydrological extremes and waste pollutions

Chien-Nien Chen*, Ahmed Abdelhalim, Ying Liu, Miguel A Rico-Ramirez, Dawei Han

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Abstract

The Nile Delta has been suffering from complex environmental hazards caused by climate change and human‐induced evolvements, which have led to adverse impacts on national food security. An unfavourable nexus between solid waste management issues and extreme hydrological events is examined mainly through extensive field investigation and literature research, which is an emerging issue affecting food safety and security whilst still being overlooked so far. The findings not only reveal the significance of the emerging issue but also support our proposed recommendations in the policy/legislation and technology sphere. This interdisciplinary research employs a holistic lens that covers diverse perspectives, including systemic problems, wastewater treatment, and environmental neuroscience, to explore the relationship between food, climate change, water management, and waste pollution, and to achieve novel discoveries for the practical adaptations of Egyptʹs challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Article number412
Number of pages18
JournalWater
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2021

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Funding Information:
Funding: This work was supported by the Institutional Links grant [332430681] under the Newton-Mosharafa Fund. The grant is funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Egypt Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit www.newtonfund.ac.uk.

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