TS1.4: Regional and Sectoral Cooperation for Water Security

Convener (s): CWW Scientific Committee

Session Administration Name Affiliation
Chairman Prof. Dr. Hussein Alatfy Secertary-General of the Arab Water Council and Former Minster of Water Resources and Irrigation
Moderator Dr. Ahmed Algendy Head of the Environmental Engineering Program, AUC
Speakers’ Names/Titles-:- Research Title
Eng. Dina Zamzam Evaluation Of Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimates Over The Upper Blue Nile Basin (The Abbay Basin), Ethiopia
Mr. Amr Khalaf Social History of Food in Ancient Egypt: Between humanities and Life Sciences
Prof. Sayed Elkhouly The Impact of Drought caused by Ressainance Dam on hydropower generiting electricity in Egypt
Dr. Véronique Briquet-Laugier Water-JPI’s cooperation tools to tackle Global Challenges & Sustainable Development Goals – UN SDGs.
Dr. Mamdouh Hassan Bilateral Technical Cooperation with the Nile Basin


Session Content:

Water resources management issues must be addressed at the sectoral, local, national, and appropriate regional and international levels. Nourishing the opportunities for cooperation in water management at regional and sectoral levels and resolving the comprehension of the challenges and benefits of water cooperation can help achieve water security through building mutual respect among all parties. The session presents models and innovative regional and sectoral cooperation approaches to promote peace, security, and sustainable economic growth.

The session highlights the expected dangers on water and food sustainability along the Nile River from changes in river morphology through manmade structures such as dams. In addition to assessing the impacts of manmade structures, such as dams, on different water-related aspects, like hydropower. Moreover, the session is shedding light on bilateral technical cooperation in the Nile Basin countries. Along with focusing on the Danube region and highlighting the challenges raised by Transboundary Rivers, a task force was formed to address these global challenges.

Water is key to sustainable development; it has value from a social, economic, and environmental perspective and needs to be managed within a sound, integrated socio-economic and environmental framework. Fruitful water resources management can bring concrete solutions to sustain the quality and quantity of fresh water on our planet.