Urban case study: Alexandria, Egypt
The low-lying coastal areas to the south east of Alexandria city, and in particular the northern part of Behaira governorate, are some of the most vulnerable areas to sea-level rise in Egypt. Aspects of the urban environment that suffer the most risks are: residential areas, fresh water resources, energy production, settlement and industry, and human health. The key research issues in this case study will include an integrated assessment of the direct and indirect impacts of sea-level rise and salt-water intrusion, identification of adaptation options, and an evaluation of socio-economic problems impeding sustainable development.
Elevation (in metres) and landuse in Alexandria (Source: CEDARE)
This research is coordinated by Mohamed El-Raey and Hesham El-Askary, CEDARE, Egypt