The Nobariya site is located in a desert area in the north of Egypt, where the groundwater is affected by a moderate salinization and there is a strong need of water availability for the agricultural use.
Currently the local WWTP treats a flowrate of 6,800 m3/day and it is expected to treat up to an amount of 20,000 m2/day in the next two years, 32,000 m3/day by 2017 and 50,000 m3/day by 2030.
The implementation of a 8 km long canal (drain) is in progress (it will be eventually approved and the built with the Egyptian governmental financing in 3 months) connecting the WWTP outlet to the mainstream of water from the Nile (15km) used for irrigation purposes. The latter flows into a natural calcareous pound that functions as temporary water stock. In order to increase the quality of the treated wastwater before its merging with the Nile water, the project idea is to build-up a tertiary treatment step, realized trough a CW.
The Wadi el-Natrun humid zones are located about 25 km to the south. This zone is characterized by a moderate salinization and the possibility of increasing water availability for irrigation and aquifer recharge is of primary importance.
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