Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aaty has reviewed preparations for the Cairo Water Week’s (CWW) third edition during a meeting with ministry officials involved in the organisation and technical arrangements for the conference.
The meeting also discussed the logistical and organisational arrangements related to the event, to cater to the high number of experts and other participants that are expected to take part.
Eman El-Sayed, Head of both the ministry’s planning sector and the conference’s organising committee, said that the lay-out of this year’s event will be different from the previous two occasions.
“The official opening ceremony will be held, followed by the start of activities through virtual sessions, to ensure the broad and effective participation of experts from different parts of the world,” she said, “All precautionary measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).”
During the five-day conference, the attendees will take part in numerous sessions on a variety of sub-themes related to water security. Five main general sessions will be organised during the week, alongside over 25 technical sessions.
The annual water conference is organised by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in cooperation with national, regional and international partners. This year’s edition will be held from 18 to 22 October, under the slogan “Water Security for Peace and Development in Arid Regions”.
The conference aims to shed light on several aspects of water security, including the challenges facing water resources in arid regions. It will also discuss scientific solutions and the latest technologies to achieve water security.