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2010

Technical-Economic Model for Integrated Water Resources Management in Tourism Dependent Arid Coastal Regions ; the Case of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

CRC Press Inc

Titre : Technical-Economic Model for Integrated Water Resources Management in Tourism Dependent Arid Coastal Regions ; the Case of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Auteur(s) : Aya Lamei
Editeur : CRC Press Inc
Date de parution : January 15, 2010
Pages : 162

Présentation
The scope of this research is to develop an integrated technical-economic modeling tool to enhance integrated water resources management and to aid decision makers in the design and assessment of integrated water resources management projects for arid coastal regions. The modeling tool is applied to address water management issues in the case study region (Sharm El Sheikh, South-Sinai, Egypt) that suffers from water shortage and that is located near a unique but sensitive marine environment of high ecological value. The main economic activity in the city is tourism. The modeling tool box is composed of five types of models depending on the specific site situations : water demand/need model, water supply model, wastewater reuse model, environmental model and economic model. The coupling of the models facilitates assessing different scenarios for integrated water resources management including different time-variant domestic and irrigation water demand, water supply options : long-distance piping and reverse osmosis desalination (RO), potable and non-potable water supply contracts between a hotel and a water company, optimum capacity and expansion for an RO desalination plants, renewable and non-renewable energy sources for RO desalination, and brine disposal options.

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