CWW2019 is offering a number of technical tours that will be organized during the week as described below.
The CWW2019 technical tours will enable conference participants to experience and learn about the water projects in Egypt.
Hurry up and reserve your place at the technical tours by using your registration code. Each participant could join only one technical tour. Spaces are limited and will be allocated to CWW2019 participants on a first come – first served basis.
Due to security regulations at some of our tour sites, you might be asked to submit a copy of your passport during the registration for a tour.
The dates and times of the technical tours will be announced soon.
Option No. 1
The Nile Forecast Center
The Nile Forecast Center NFC was established as part of the planning Sector of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in 1992. The general aim of the NFC is to provide a real-time hydro-meteorological forecasting system for the Nile River Basin. NFC is examples of lateral cooperation projects between MWRI and development partners.NFC provides tools to utilize the available hydrological and meteorological data and seek additional data in order to forecast the annual Nile inflow to Lake Nasser to help decision-makers decide on the release policy for the coming year.
An important department within the MWRI is the telemetry sector. The telemetry sector operates data-logger based and non data-logger based stations in River Nile to monitor inflows and outflows of the Integrated Water Management Districts (IWMDs), communicate with the HAD operators the required release, and monitor pump stations parameters. Data sensors and loggers are available at locations of irrigation structures and pumping stations. At irrigation structures, the system provided real or near real time information on water levels and flows. At the pumping stations, in addition to monitoring water level data, the system monitored changes in pump status, operating hours, and flow. Some data loggers also monitor water quality parameters (pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen) at some sites.
The National Water Research Center
The research arm of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI), is a center of excellence that possesses the knowledge and expertise in water resources, dedicated to conduct applied research at the highest water policy-making level. NWRC is an inter-disciplinary research Center dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages basic and applied researches planning both traditional water-related disciplines, as well as non-traditional and emerging disciplines. Based upon, NWRC is mandated to provide innovative solutions and communicate them to the end users; therefore, enhance research uptake. NWRC’s organization consists of twelve research institutes.
An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.
Nilometers were used for measuring water levels as early as 5,000 years ago. The nilometer on Rhoda Island dates back to 861, when it was built where an older nilometer had been, based on a design by Afraganus, a famous astronomer. The massive measuring stick had markings on it to indicate where the water level was at any given time, information the priests would use to determine what conditions the future held: drought, which would mean famine; desirable, which would mean just enough overflow to leave good soil for farming; or flood, which could be catastrophic.
Option No. 2
The Fayoum, located less than a hundred kilometers from Cairo and with its rich heritage of flora and fauna and archaeology.
In seyla ,Fayoum the government is planning a radical conversion from the usage of traditional irrigation systems to modern ones like a field irrigation system and center pivot irrigation, aiming to bring down the costs of agricultural production and to promote the cultivation of crops that can be grown with much less water.
Option No. 3
North Coast and Nile Delta
The Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt Project (ECCADP) aims at supporting the adaptation efforts of Egypt in the North coast and in particular the Nile Delta which is identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its Fourth Assessment Report as one of the world’s three “extremely” vulnerable deltas in the world.
A study tour to a number of field sites where nature based techniques were used to adapt to flooding impacts of sea level rise and extreme weather events. Sites are in Kafr Elshiekh governorate.
Option No. 4
GABAL EL ASFAR WWTP
The plant will have a treatment capacity of 500,000 cubic meters per day and will cater to the needs of the eastern part of the Egyptian capital, equivalent to a population of about 8 million people.
After construction of this new facility is completed, the Gabal Al Asfar complex will have a treatment capacity of 2.5 million cubic meters per day and will become the largest WWTP in Africa and the Middle East, and the third largest in the world.