Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hani Sweilam noted in a TV interview Saturday that the water poverty line is 1,000 cubic meters per capita per annum and that the figure in Egypt is half that quantity.
Ongoing canal purification needs to end before the peak of water consumption in the summer, Minister of Water Resources Hani Sweilam told ministry officials Sunday.
Speaking at a ceremony on the occasion of launching the national program for structural reforms, Madbouli said the wastewater treatment and irrigation projects constitute a challenge to the Egyptian state to maintain its water resources in light of overpopulation.
More signatures to a petition supporting Egypt’s right to the Nile River water on change.org have been coming in after Ethiopia’s rejection of all Egyptian and Sudanese proposals this week.
The volume of floodwater flowing into Egypt in October exceeds those of earlier years, and the overall amount in 2019 is “promising,” the Ministry of Irrigation said Sunday
Ethiopia’s insistence to fill and operate the dam without reaching an agreement with Egypt and Sudan “is a clear violation of the Declaration of Principles Agreement," FM said.