Sensitizing and Building the Capacity of Women Towards Climate Change Consequences in Northern Lakes of Egypt

Egypt, like other developing countries, would be affected by the climatic changes, including possible hydrological disturbances in the Nile River, which may lead to the loss of 30 – 60% of the Nile's water resources, and consequently diminish Egypt's agricultural production. Egypt's Nile delta with its coastal front on the Mediterranean is considered vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In addition to expected rise in sea level, shoreline erosion, stresses on fisheries and saltwater intrusion in groundwater create major challenges. These factors also produce stressful effects on water and agricultural resources, tourism and human settlements. Fragile and unique ecosystems such as the mangrove stands in the Red Sea, which stabilize shorelines and provide a habitat for many species, may also be threatened.