26 November 2020 08:49 AM

Third day of Cairo Water Week wraps up its activities

Wednesday، 21 October 2020 - 02:07 PM
Third day of Cairo Water Week wraps up its activities

 

The third day of Cairo Water Week 2020 wrapped up its activities on Tuesday 20/10/2020 with a series of public and technical sessions, that concentrated on climate change and water security.

 

Participants discussed reducing disaster risks and the impacts of climate change, as well as integrating climate change adaptation policies into water resources strategies, the impact of climate change on water quality, environmental safety and ecosystem protection, in addition to lessening the threatening impact of climate change on groundwater reservoirs.

 

They called for concerted efforts by all stakeholders at the national, regional and international levels to confront the potential impact of climate change on the water cycle and water security.

 

Egypt's 3rd edition of Cairo Water Week (CWW) kicked off here on Sunday under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and with the participation of a number of Arab and African ambassadors and top officials at the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.

 

CWW is held as part of Egypt's deep interest in the issue of water and its placing on top of Cairo's political agenda in view of its importance in achieving sustainable and economic development.

 

CWW, which convenes from Oct 18-22, witnesses a series of conferences, with the theme “Water Security in Arid Regions the Road to Dakar 2021", emphasizing how water is essential asset to all aspects of our lives including livelihood, health, economy and environment.

Ensuring more equitable and sustainable access to water will ensure more progressive efforts towards reducing poverty and building peace to give practical transformative effect to the Sustainable Development Goals.

MENA


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