A M.S.c Degree on a thesis entitled: “Groundwater Evaluation and Management for Wadi Bada, Ain Sukhna – Egypt”

In continuation to the remarkable recognition by the President of National Water Research Center (NWRC) to the efforts of researchers, Eng. Dalia Hamdy Farouk Amin, Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) (affiliate to the National Water Research Center), has earned her M.S.c degree for the thesis entitled “Groundwater Evaluation and Management for Wadi Bada, Ain Sukhna – Egypt”. The main objective of the current study was to evaluate and manage the groundwater aquifer in order to meet the development needs of the Ain Sukhna region, as it has become one of the most important economic centers in Egypt as part of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SC Zone). Accordingly, a mathematical groundwater model was constructed using Groundwater Modeling System (GMS) software. The model helped in simulation the geometry of the aquifer layers in the study area. Then, a conceptual model was developed and calibrated in a steady state case. The calibration results were satisfactory and showed a good agreement between the calculated and observed heads. Finally, four scenarios were suggested with different operating possibilities, where the best recommended places to drill more wells could be in the east and south directions, as the drawdown values were significantly less than those in the middle and northwestern directions. A research paper was published from this work, which can be obtained from this link: