International Conference of Biodiversity and National Security2020 (Lake Nasser: A case study) ICBNS2020

24-26th February 2020

ICBNS 2020

The ICBNS2020 aims at scientifically studying  biodiversity of Lake Nasser and associated regions and to optimize management through deepen cooperation between Aswan University and the other Egyptian, African and international Universities .


Lake Nasser was installed due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile at Aswan between 1961 and 1970. The main reason for such construction is to guarantee sufficient water for agriculture and electricity production of industry and other human use. The High Dam changed the face of life in Egypt including the biodiversity. Now, multiple changes in the biological diversity has been considered and recorded and many species were threatened and need to be bioconserved to prevent their impacts on national security of Egypt. 

So, the study and sustainable development of different aspects of Lake Nasser represents a valuable archetype to explain how the mankind contributes for biodiversity changes and bioconservation on the light of national security and current climatic changes. Accordingly the efforts of all institutions in concern are required to convert threats into opportunities with enhancement of strengths and removal of weaknesses in lake region through complete strategy on academic and national bases.

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ICBNS 2020

Participants who want to contribute are welcomed. The submitted abstracts should cover one of the field of the above-mentioned topics. 

Abstracts may be presented as a talk or poster.

Topics of the conference

Session I: Aquatic and Environmental Management

  • Ecosystems and climatic changes in Lake Nasser.
  • Coastal agriculture and its environmental risks around Lake Nasser.
  • Environmental hazardous of constructing dams on the Nile.
  • Importance of geological characteristics in the lake bio-conservation.
  • Impact of the plastic era on biodiversity in the lake and River Nile.
  • Ecotoxicology and pollution management in the Lake and River Nile.

Session II:Fisheries

  • Future of Toshka depressions in fisheries and industry development.
  • Fish stock assessment and biomass of invertebrates and other animals.
  • Stock assessment of crocodiles in the lake and their impact on fisheries.

Session III :Biodiversity

  • Biodiversity of invertebrates and vertebrates.
  • Population dynamics of migratory and resident birds.
  • Biodiversity of aquatic and terrestrial animals and plants.
  • Bio-conservation policies and strategies for Lake Nasser

Session V: Socioeconomic Studies

  • Social studies on fishermen in relation to fisheries.
  • The role of multimedia and educational institutes in the management of biodiversity culture.
  • Sustainable development for river tourism in Lake Nasser on bio-conservation bases.

Session IV :Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health

  • Aquaculture
  • Parasitic diseases of fishes.
  • Microbial diseases of fishes.


International Conference of Biodiversity and National Security

  • icbns@aswu.edu.eg
  • ( +2 ) 0103 333 6675


Faculty of Agriculture at Aswan University
Airport Road, Aswan, Egypt
+2 0103 333 6675