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Water in the World 2023: Egypt

Year 7 Geography

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Log into World Book Student through BenniesNet- Select World Book Student and type in your search Egypt. 

Here you will find useful information about the capital city, population, major landforms, rivers in the country, water usage, climate statistics etc.   

Log into World Book Student through BenniesNet- Select Britannica and type in your search Egypt.

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Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza's colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.

Water Resources in Egypt (Advanced)

World Bank

This page presents high-level information for Egypt's climate zones and its seasonal cycle for mean temperature and precipitation for the latest climatology, 1991-2020.


By 2025, Egypt is projected to be a water-scarce nation as climate change and a major dam threaten its source of survival.

Egypt has been experiencing first-hand the effects of climate change, as a lack of water threatens agriculture. The waters of the Nile, a symbol of prosperity in Egypt since ancient times, are no longer enough to support the needs of a growing population.

Ethiopia's building of the Grand Renaissance Dam dam on the Nile river causes conflicts in East Africa. Disputes over the dam and the Nile river water supply lead to a feud that has been intensifying between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.


Steady escalation of the disagreement between Ethopia and Egypt over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Currently almost 70 percent complete, the giant upstream dam, which can hold the entire annual rainfall of the Nile, has the capacity to essentially turn the taps off on Egypt, depriving the country of the river water

Africa News

In Egypt, farmers working the land along the Nile River Delta are facing increasing hardship as rising sea levels cover the once fertile soil with sheets of dried salt. There are increasing concerns that this threat might spread if urgent measures are not taken to combat the rising seawater.

In the area you have selected (Egypt) water scarcity is classified as high according to the information that is currently available to this tool. This means that droughts are expected to occur on average every 5 years.


In Egypt, the issue of water scarcity is taken very seriously as a major challenge now and for years to come. Egypt is facing an annual water deficit of around seven billion cubic metres and the country could run out of water by 2025.