Sayed Ismail, Deputy Minister of infrastructure, Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, participates in the opening session of the Water Investment Forum, which is one of the events of the fifth session of Cairo Water Week, Invest-Gate reports.
The forum focuses on challenges relevant to the sustainable management of water resources, including water scarcity, in light of climate change.
The event also aims to put a roadmap for addressing those challenges and improvement of investment in the fields of drinking water and sanitation.
For his part, Ismail demonstrates the breakthrough achieved by Egypt in drinking water and sanitation projects which aim to include 100% of Egyptian villages in the sanitation network.
Ismail adds that the water and sanitation sector aims to develop projects to reduce carbon emissions.
He notes that the sector’s approach includes a group of key pillars, the first of which is building more advanced dual and triple sewage treatment plants.
The second pillar includes the maximization of the utility of present water resources, such as the Nile River and groundwater, Ismail reveals.
Ismail also says that the sector also focuses on water desalination projects through renewable energy to use the North and East coasts.
Moreover, the top official remarks that the third pillar of the approach of the water and sanitation sector includes fecal sludge management (FSM) to minimize emissions caused by the accumulation of fecal sludge.
Ismail maintains that the fourth and fifth pillars are the treatment and reuse of agricultural drainage for irrigation and the rationalization of water consumption.