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February 3, 2009

Links for February 1st through February 3rd

These are my links for February 1st through February 3rd:

January 21, 2008

Desert Development Center—مركز تنمية الصحراء

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Today took us on a field trip to AUC’s Desert Development Center (DDC) in Liberation Province. Liberation Province is part of the “New Lands” of Egypt, desert areas that have been reclaimed for agriculture (although they haven’t technically been REclaimed because the area has been hyper-arid desert for eons, it is simply being claimed). It comprises a westward expansion of cultivated land from the Delta. (more…)

January 16, 2008

Nile water quality management—رقابة جودة الماء النيلي

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Today we had a visit from Edward Smith, a professor in AUC’s Construction and Environmental Engineering department. He informed us about the particulars of pollution and water quality management on the Nile through a very well-organized lecture. Almost too organized. (more…)

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