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Hydropolis Aims to Restore the Nile Valley’s Natural Agricultural Rhythm

January 24, 2013 5:38 am

Just about everyone learned in their early geography classes that the Nile Valley was once a fertile haven. Crops proliferated on the green banks due to natural flooding that deposited rich nutrients, although occasionally these floods inundated and destroyed crops as well, and the land of the Pharaohs was a mecca for agriculture. But when construction on the Aswan Dam began in 1902, the ecosystem was forever altered. The natural flooding cycle was disrupted, silt began to accumulate in places and crucial nutrients were no longer deposited. Margaux Leycuras, Marion Ottmann and Anne-Hina Mallette hope to restore…

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Hydropolis Aims to Restore the Nile Valley’s Natural Agricultural Rhythm

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