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A research team from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) of the American University of Cairo (AUC) carried out research in the Salam canal area between March 2015 and July 2016. All names of persons, places and companies used are pseudonyms.

For research presented on the NileWaterlab for this case we draw from:
• A Biomass growth/ET Remote sensing analysis using SEBAL for the years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
• 60 reports of open ended interviews – most of which include field observations – with people who live(d) around, work(ed) in or invest(ed) in Salam canal area, government officials, experts, etc.

• 8 vignettes (4 men, 4 women) of more detailed case studies of settlers and their lives
• Two participatory workshops, focus group discussions & mapping exercise with farmers
• A survey on the gendered roles in agriculture and resettlement impacts (N= 12)
• More than 6500 photos made by members of the research team unless indicated otherwise.
• 30 drawings based on a selection of the 6500 photographs

For more information about this case please contact:
Edwin Rap,;

Tina Jaskolski,

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