23.10.2018 - Natural Sciences Sector

Training in Cairo on the theme of the WWDR 2017 "Wastewater, the Untapped Resource"


With the generous financial support of the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 10 and 11 October, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) conducted a two-day long national training on ‘Wastewater: The Untapped Resource’ in UNESCO Cairo Office.

28 participants from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, national research institute and other relevant institutions participated. The training was based on the contents of the WWDR 2017 Arabic edition.

The Director of UNESCO Cairo Office Dr Ghaith Fariz welcomed the participants to the training. Other opening speeches were delivered by the Regional Hydrologist Mr Bisher Imam, Head of Research and Development (Holding Company for Water & Wastewater) Prof Dr Rifaat Abdel Wahaab and UNESCO WWAP representative Engin Koncagul.

The national training material was designed to provide a solid understanding on how improved wastewater management generates social, environmental and economic benefits essential for sustainable development and is essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This knowledge can facilitate decision making in Egypt where freshwater is undoubtedly among the scarcest natural resources.

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The training included two keynote lectures delivered by the representatives of the Holding Company and the Egyptian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID). There were also specific classwork to engage group discussion. In addition, volunteered participants presented case studies from Egypt.

The evaluation of the training showed that the participants were satisfied with the contents, presentations, training material and the professionalism of the trainers.

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WWAP Secretariat will continue to work with the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation to organize similar training events in the Arab Region.

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