WES Water Activities in Egypt showcased at the Cairo Water Week 2023

November 6, 2023
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The Cairo Water Week 2023 offered the opportunity to the EU funded project “Water and Environment Support (WES) in the ENI Neighbourhood South Region” to discuss with stakeholders the results of the project’s activity aiming at “assisting Egypt in developing financial mechanisms for the management of water resources at on-farm level” during a side event carried out on November 1st , 2023, in close coordination with the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI), and the EU Delegation to Egypt.


This consultation allowed for WES experts to present the results of the activity and introduce the methods and practices that were investigated in case studies with significant financial reforms in the agricultural sector related to the financing of irrigation investments and equipment.


Indeed, the cases studies from Morocco, Portugal and Turkey showed many “basic characteristics” similar to Egypt and were selected for further analysis. In addition, some financial reforms that are already implemented in the Egyptian context on a smaller scale, were proposed and subtle changes have also been suggested.


The findings and proposed recommendations were discussed among the participants from relevant bodies ranging from ministries in charge of Water and Irrigation, Agriculture, Environment and Land Management, water utilities, municipalities and NGOs.

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Countries covered:

  • Egypt