Egypt’s Permanent Committee for Regulating the Nile Revenue held its periodic meeting on Monday, to follow up on the procedures for achieving optimal management of water resources, and procedures for dealing with the upcoming period of maximum needs in conjunction with the start of the incoming water year with the highest degree of efficiency.
The meeting was presided by Mohamed Abdel Aty, the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, and in the presence of the executive leaders of the ministry and the National Water Research Center.
During the meeting, Abdel Aty stated that the ministry’s agencies are monitoring in real time the rates of rainfall in the sources of the Nile, the hydrological condition of the river, determining the quantities of water reaching the Aswan High Dam lake and discussing different scenarios for the upcoming flood.
He noted that the River Revenue Committee is in a permanent session to take the necessary measures to deal with the flow of the river and the follow-up of the water situation, which enables the ministry’s agencies to deal dynamically in managing the water system with the highest degree of efficiency.
Moreover, the meeting reviewed current water situation in various governorates, and followed up the progress of work in departments of irrigation, drainage and mechanics, with directives to raise the degree of readiness of all the ministry’s agencies to ensure that water needs are provided to all beneficiaries.
The meeting also addressed the position of the purification works of canals and drains, to ensure the ability of the waterway network to provide water needs during the coming period of maximum needs.
It also discussed the readiness of lifting stations and emergency mobile units in various governorates to maintain safe levels in canals and drains, to face any congestion in waterways, and to meet the water needs of the upcoming agricultural season.
Furthermore, Abdel Aty stated that the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation is making continuous efforts within the framework of a comprehensive vision aimed at providing the necessary water needs for all water-using sectors, both quantitatively and qualitatively.