The ways of finding more solution to this vital sector were tackled during the second European Union (EU), Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Egypt Water Governance and Business Forum on Monday in Cairo, on the sidelines of the third edition of the Cairo Water Week (CWW).
The one-day forum also aims at serving as an “technical follow up” to enhance cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.
On the GERD, Loïc Fauchon said “on behalf of the four hundred member organizations of the World Water Council, I reiterate our availability to help bring the parties closer together and establish the rules of an agreement acceptable to all.”
“Egypt has strived, since the signing of the Declaration of Principles on 23rd of March 2015 in Khartoum, to reach an integrated agreement on the dam filling and operation, taking into account the concerns of the three countries. However, the Intransigent Ethiopian stances prevented this," said Abdel-Atti.
The five-day CWW will tackle five main topics including water security for sustainable development, cooperation for Achieving water security, Water-Food-Energy NEXUS, climate change, and water security, and innovative solutions for water security.
This came on Thursday during the final preparations for the activities of Cairo Water Week due on October 18-24 and which is held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The 2020 edition of the CWW comes under the slogan “Security for the production of peace and development in arid regions.”
Ambassador of the European Union to Egypt, Ivan Surkos congratulated the Egyptian government and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation on the good organizing of "Cairo Water Week - CWW".
A promotional session for Lake Victoria-Mediterranean Sea navigation line-linking project was held on the sidelines of the Egyptian first Cairo Water Week on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
It is expected that the coalition will adopt a declaration on facing climate change threats on Tuesday.
The Minister attributed the decline to the limited quantity of available water resources.
President Sisi affirming Egypt’s keenness to raise the public awareness of water rationalization amid the challenges of climate change.
The opening session of the two-day forum tackled African youth’s water-related activities over the period between 2018 and 2020.
Egypt suffers a water shortage crisis amid an increasing consumption rate, said First Deputy Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Ragab Abdel-Azim.
The 2018 CWW is launched under the title “Water Conservation for Sustainable Development”.
The conference will be attended by water experts from 52 countries and water ministers from Islamic states.