[This article belongs to Volume - 55, Issue - 06]
Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science
Journal ID : AES-09-06-2023-580

Title : Policies to Deal with the Urban Areas in Natural Wetlands (Brullus Lake, Egypt)
Muhammad A. Seddeek, Eman Ezzat Mahmoud,

Abstract : The paper discusses the policies and threats to natural wetlands resulted from urban and development activities, with a focus on Brullus Lake in Egypt. It highlights the geological, soil, and settlement characteristics of the area surrounding the lake, as well as the threats it faces including land drowning, loss of agricultural land, and uncontrolled expansion of fish farms. The paper also examines the urban environment and settlement characteristics of the area, including population density, rate of urban growth, and use of building materials and infrastructure, that aims to integrate wetlands into comprehensive planning, infrastructure planning, and land-use policies. The paper suggests several planning and development policies such as developing polynuclear urban centers, using environmentally friendly materials in roads and housing units, and fully integrating wetlands into urban planning. These policies aim to achieve sustainable development in communities based on local resources within the limits of environmental controls. Additionally, the paper advocates for providing non-traditional infrastructure systems and considering high functionality criteria while identifying high-quality wetlands that may be impacted by infrastructure development.