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Desert Landscape

Cairo, City OF Water

Project City

Cairo, Egypt

Student Name

Di Hu

Selyin Yi Ding

Project Website

Historically, Cairo is a city that its population and agriculture industry fully depended on Nile river. Previous research has suggested that climate change will cause the flows from Nile into Cairo dropped dramatically in the future. The delta along is Nile river is shrinking over time. Meanwhile, the population is fast growing demanding more water usage. The old location Cairo is losing its advantage of natural resources.


Since 2015, the Cairo government has decided to move its population to the New capital along the corridor between Cairo and red sea. In 2030, the Pan-African Union announced that they have successfully constructed the first Thermal Desalination unit that could steam large amount of seawater providing drinking water daily to support the population and industry.

It was such a success that the city finally could get away from the issues of water shortage in Cairo. Since then, the Cairo government has been migrating the city and population to the bank of Greater Bitter Lake, a large waterbody connected to Red Sea.

2045, it is the time that Cairo has successfully finished the migration process. The Cairo X City is such a flourish and green city that parks, lawns, pools of water are the remarkable features of the new city. TV shows and movies are all proudly presenting this image of Green Cairo to the world. Lots of people from Pan-African Union decided to move to Cairo for its growing green economy and comfort living style.


However, gradually, the government has discovered the water had been polluted by the desalination process. There are unknown chemicals found in the drinking and irrigation water causing detrimental impact to human health.

Because of the uncertainty and harm of the water resources at that time, people started to panic and lots of the residents started to move to other cities or countries within the Pan-African Union. In 2050, most of the foreign immigrants left Cairo, and only small groups of people decided to stay.

Supported by Pan-African Union, new technologies and strategies has been introduced to Cairo for the small communities to sustain itself. Water is the most limited and valuable resources. Everything about people’s life is about recycle and saving water



A online discussion about the feasibility of a nuclear powered train:

A online discussion about the feasibility of a nuclear powered train:


A research paper about an integrated biohydrogen refinery, inspiration for the Biocar system:

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