The 2nd international conference on the future of water desalination in Egypt kicked off Wednesday in the coastal city of Hurghada.
The four-day conference is held under the patronage of Red Sea Governor Ahmed Abdullah، with the participation of a number of representatives of Ministry of Agriculture، and the Holding Company for Water and Waste Water and other officials and researchers.
The conference is offering an excellent opportunity to share experiences and expertise between the stakeholders in the field of desalination industry and environment.
Egypt is currently under the water poverty line with an annual per capita water share of 560 cubic meters compared to an international share of 1،000 cubic meters.
As an mean to solve the problem، Egypt attempt to save its water resources in order to avoid any future lack of supplies. One approach is to treat more waste water. According to the United Nations World Water Development Report for 2017، of 22 Arab states، 11، including Egypt، have adopted legislation permitting the use of treated waste water for various purposes، with the percentage of untreated waste water in low-income countries recording 46 per cent in 2015.