PhD candidate / guest
Eman joined the Institute of Environmental Sciences in March 2019 to pursue her doctoral degree.
Eman received her master’s degree in 2016 in Environmental Geology at Faculty of Science, Aswan University-Egypt. Her research mainly focused on Environmental Assessment and some Geochemical Studies on the Ground water and soils in arid areas and deserts, during her MSc. research, she was interested in studying the geomorphological, hydro-geochemical, and geo-environmental characteristics of Balat and Teneida areas that located at the eastern part of Dakhla Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt. She had to evaluate the ground water quality, and considering the quantity and the source of high concentrations of Iron and Manganese, as well as to identify the different pollutants, their possible sources and impact on the ground water, hence on soil and crops grown in the area. She works as teaching assistant at Geology department, Faculty of Science –Aswan University since 2009. She joined the Institute of Environmental Sciences in March 2019 to pursue her doctoral degree.
The primary aim of her Egyptian-funded PhD-project is to use phytoremediation techniques to improve the soil salinity problems without affecting the quality of the ground water due to irrigation and farming purposes, so a monitoring system needs to be settled to monitor the quality of the ground water during remediation of the soil which consider a big challenge with the intensify of the climate change issues, the scarcity of the rain and high temperatures especially in arid and semi-arid regions. Her PhD-topic is ‘Managing Ground Water Quality and Soil Salinity in Toshka Region, Aswan-Egypt Using Phytoremediation Technique’. The aim of this research is to raise the added value of the soil and water units through using saline soil and water, assessing and monitoring the quality of the groundwater for potable water during the cultivating the halophytes and the salinity tolerant crops. As well the project is hope in the cultivation of various kinds of crops for the growing food demand of Egypt population.