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Egypt: A new round of negotiations on the Renaissance Dam

Egypt
Innovation & Technology
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Dec 2, 2023

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Egypt's Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Hani Sweilem, announced upcoming negotiations on the Renaissance Dam in Addis Ababa. He highlighted the water shortage crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, with two-thirds of the population living in water-stressed areas. Sweilem emphasized the need for renewable energy for desalination and proper management of highly salty water resulting from the process, as the region is expected to have over 720 million people by 2050 with limited freshwater resources.
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Egyptian Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Hani Sweilem, revealed a new round of Renaissance Dam negotiations that will be held in Addis Ababa on December 16, 17, and 18. During his speech at the climate conference held in Dubai, today (Saturday), he revealed his country’s plans to confront the water shortage crisis and fill the deficit. Water stress, stressing that two-thirds of the population of the Middle East and North Africa live in areas suffering from water stress. He announced the decline in the per capita share of water in Egypt, approaching the water scarcity line, calling for the necessity of relying on renewable energy to make desalination of water for food production economically feasible, the use of desalinated water with the highest economic efficiency, and the safe handling of highly salty water resulting from the desalination process instead of dumping it in water. Seas and oceans. Swailem expected that the population in the Middle East and North Africa region ...
Source: Okaz
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