Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (Egypt)
|وزارة الموارد المائية والري|
The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation is the ministry in charge of managing the water resources of the Arab Republic of Egypt mainly the Nile. It also manages irrigation projects in Egypt, such as the Aswan Dam and Al-Salam Canal. Its headquarters are in Cairo.
On 23 March 2016, Mohamed Abdel-Ati was appointed Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation.
- Decree No. 108/1995 defines the standard and specification for clean drinking water
- Decree No. 338/1995, forbids drainage into the Nile river
- Decree No. 08/1983, protects potable and nonpotable waters
- Decree No. 649/1962, dictates the standards for liquid discharges into the river and public drainage
In 2014, the ministry wrote a paper titled "Water Scarcity in Egypt: The Urgent Need for Regional Cooperation among the Nile Basin Countries". In it, the ministry describes why the country doesn't have the water to meet the needs of its people.
The Improved Water and Sanitation Services Project (IWSP) has been ongoing, from 2008 and concludes in 2019, with aid received from France, and implemented by the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development. This project addresses needs in Beheira, Sharqia, Gharbia, and Damietta governorates.
- Grigg, Neil (2010). Governance and Management for Sustainable Water Systems. London: IWA Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-84339-346-7.
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- "BREAKING: New government swears in". Cairo Post. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Egypt - UNECE". The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
- "Water Scarcity in Egypt, February, 2014" (PDF). MFA.
- "Improved Water and Sanitation Services Project (IWSP)". Ministry of International Cooperation (Egypt).
- Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation official website
- Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Facebook page
- The National Water Resources Plan 2017, written in January 2005
- Water Policy Issues of Egypt, Country Policy Support Programme (CPSP), The Netherlands, 2005
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