Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Sunday that agricultural water reuse is aimed at preserving the country’s scarce water resources, while the government has launched several projects for this purpose.
Madbouly held a meeting with the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohamed Abdel Aty, to review plans for agricultural water reuse.
During the meeting, Abdel Aty discussed a proposal for agricultural water reuse that aims to achieve optimal use of about 3 billion cubic meters of water flowing into the sea and lakes, after studying the environmental impact, which helps to save about 2 billion cubic meters per year. The project will be launched in the Nile Delta region.
Abdel Aty noted that the exploitation of wastewater requires desalination plants and that the ministries of environment and agriculture are jointly studying the environmental impact and the optimal method of reuse of wastewater in coordination with the ministry of water resources and irrigation.
Egypt’s sanitation program wants to focus on increasing the productivity of wastewater management companies in order to ultimately provide a sustainable solution to safe drinking water and efficient sanitation services.
Due to Egypt’s water poverty, farmers in the Delta region and Upper Egypt find it difficult to water their crops.
The water that will be treated by the purification stations will be used for agriculture. The amount of water that is used for agriculture could then be used for drinking and consumption by individuals.