The Supreme Committee of the Nile Water Flow, presided by Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty, reviewed the water situation in the country and mechanisms of water management to meet the demand of different sectors.
During the meeting on Wednesday, Abdel Aty addressed means of achieving the optimum use of our water resources during the period of maximum consumption of water, in order to provide the farmers with the needed water in the agriculture season.
The minister also stated that the ministry’s agencies are monitoring the rates of rainfall in the upstream of the Nile, the hydrological status of the river, and the determination of the quantities of water reaching the lake of the Aswan High Dam.
He pointed to the start of the gradual reduction of water disposal starting from September to meet the water needs during the autumn season.
Moreover, Abdel Aty stated that the committee is in a permanent session to follow up on the water position, enabling the ministry’s agencies to deal dynamically in managing the water system with the highest degree of efficiency.
Interestingly, Abdel Aty highlighted the need to monitor all forms of encroachments on the Nile River, canals and drains, with immediate and decisive response to such encroachments and removing them in coordination with the concerned state agencies.
The meeting of the committee also discussed the forecasts of flood, as the data indicated an increase in the rainfall on the upstream of the Nile River, and promising indications regarding the level of this year’s flood.
He also stressed the need to continue raising the state of emergency in all departments of the ministry in the governorates to follow up water levels in canals and drains, and to ensure the readiness of the bridge sectors to confront any emergency, and the readiness of all stations, electrical feeding lines, and emergency units.
Abdel Aty directed the continuous traffic and follow-up of protection facilities from the dangers of torrential rains and to ensure their readiness to receive rain, in order to protect citizens, cities, villages, strategic installations, roads, towers, power lines and gas lines from the dangers of torrents.