Dr. Nagwa Elnewishy represents Zewail City on wind erosion

Dr. Nagwa Elnwishy, researcher and laboratory manager at the University of Science and Technology at Zewail City, was a guest speaker at the International Colloquium on Wind Erosion in Arid and Semi-arid African Regions held in Tunisia during the period from 12 to 14 November, 2013.

Elnewishy's presentation was titled Promising Biological Approaches for Dune Fixation. It addressed the environmental and developmental consequences of potential natural mutations in marine plants (mangroves) in arid wetlands, and their influence on sand dune fixation and windbreak. It also discussed the importance of establishing efficient conservation measures to sustain proper wind /wave erosion control and biodiversity as well as to promote living standards in such areas.

The symposium aimed to establish existing knowledge on wind erosion in the affected African regions, and to evaluate the interaction between global climate change and possible techniques to control wind erosion.