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Water Supply and Sanitation

Title of the Session

Water Supply and Sanitation

Time and Venue

16 June 2015, Marriott Hotel Zamalek – 9:00 am-10:30 am



Despite the increased piped water supply between 1990 and 2010 from 89% to 100% in urban areas and from 39% to 93% in rural areas, Egypt is still facing a number of challenges relating to the quality and efficiency of the water supply and sanitation system. Studies suggested that almost 30 percent of Egyptian water is lost through the mismanaged water system.

The aim of the Panel is to discuss:

  • The relationship between underground water management, water provision and sanitation.
  • Innovative low cost techniques for wastewater treatment and successful low cost/ participatory water management projects in Egypt.
  • The challenges to recycle wastewater for landscaping.
  • Should communities share costs for infrastructure or it’s merely the role of the government?
  • Vision for an integrated urban water management strategies for Egypt


Diaa Al Qusi – Former Advisor to Minister of Water Resources


Dr. Nahed Al Araby – Water Resources Management and Groundwater Expert, National Water Research Center

Eng. Sameh Abdel Gawad – Cairo University

Dr. Khaled M. AbuZeid – Regional Water Director CEDARE

Mrs. Deena Khalil  – PhD Candidate and Researcher, University College London and TADAMUN/Takween

Eng. Sameh Seif – Director General, Together Association for Development and Environment