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1

Name a top down project to solve the water crisis from the river Nile

Toshka, the ''Project of the Milennium''

2

What does the Toshka top down project aim to do

irrigate areas away from the densely populated Nile Valley

3

How much will the Toshka project cost?

$70 billion

4

The Toshka project is part of a long-term plan to boost _____________

food production for the growing urban population and for export

5

Where are the loans to fun the Toshka project mainly coming from?

Saudi Arabia and the UAE

6

Give an example of a TNC from the USA that will be overseeing the production, processing, harvests, storage and marketing of the Toshka project.

Cadiz

7

How many people is the Toshka project estimated to support?

16 million

8

How much % of Egypts population lives within 16km of the Nile

95%

9

How many people live per km2 in Cairo

40,000

10

Give 3 examples of Toshka's aims

- provide food, electricity and jobs
- relocate people to farms in irrigated areas
- use pumps and canals to transfer water from lake Nasser into the Western desert

11

How much will the Toshka increase Egypt's irrigated land by?

30% (2000km2)

12

Give an example of an international charity working on a small scale project for people living near the Nile

Water Aid

13

What do Water Aid aim to do?

enable the worlds poorest people to gain access to SAFE WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE EDUCATION

14

Who does Water Aid work closely with?

Local Communities