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Environment Min. adopts latest technology to watch water quality

Thu, Jul. 26, 2018
CAIRO - 26 July 2018: Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad said that her ministry has shifted from using traditional water quality monitoring methods to adopting the latest international technology connected with minute-by-minute and continuous high accuracy measurement of water quality.

The environment minister noted that the total number of these advanced water monitoring stations currently stands at 21, and is planned to be increased to 26.

Fouad made the remarks on Wednesday at a meeting held by the House of Representatives' energy and environment committee under MP Talaat el Sewidi, the committee's chairman, on the achievements of the Environment Ministry during the period 2014-2018.

Fouad pointed out that a periodical program on water quality and sediment monitoring has been implemented at nine lakes, underscoring that the water quality control efforts included coastal water programs that are being implemented in the Mediterranean and Red seas as well as the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba.

All figures pertaining to this file are submitted to the concerned bodies to take procedures needed to improve the environmental conditions at these areas, she said.

Many measures have been taken to improve water quality, she said, pointing out to new regulations adopted for the safe use and handling of more than 12 million tons of coal, as well as efforts meant to offer funding mechanisms for implementing a number of environmental projects at industrial companies.
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