FAO may participate in 2nd edition of Cairo Water Week



Tue, 18 Jun 2019 - 03:04 GMT


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 - 03:04 GMT

Water - CC via Pexels/Daniel Kux

Water - CC via Pexels/Daniel Kux

CAIRO - 18 June 2019: The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources is negotiating with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the latter to take part in the second edition of Cairo Water Week to be held on October 20 - 24.

Head of Planning Department at the ministry Iman Sayed held on Monday a meeting with First Economic Affairs Officer at the UN ESCWA Mohamed al-hamdy to discuss the matter.

The agenda of the conference will include the achievement of SDGs in light of water scarcity, cooperation in the water resources sector, innovation and research to face water scarcity, the minimization of climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, and the use of non-conventional water resources as a solution to water scarcity.

The event will also include the second edition of the African Young Water Professionals Forum where the number of participants is expected to be higher than last year.

The 2019 Cairo Water Week will host the meetings of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation’s Water Council whose session is currently chaired by Egypt. That is in addition to the meetings of the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI) where 11 African ministers are expected to take part along with delegates of regional and international economic organizations. One of the goals of this initiative is the establishment of a maritime pathway connecting Victoria Lake and the Mediterrenean. The Nile Basin countries are expected to contribute in the accomplishment of that project.

The conference will consist of competitions pertinent to the water sector and a fair including companies that operate in the sectors of water technology, irrigation systems, water treatment, and desalination.

A closer look at Egypt's 1st Cairo Water Week

CAIRO - 21 July 2018: To gain a wealth of experience for tackling water-related challenges, Egypt will hold its first annual Cairo Water Week (CWW) from October 14 to October 18. Egypt suffers from water scarcity due to its increasing population of 104 million people.



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