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News Cairo Water Week: World Water Council takes on role of whistleblower, solution provider and mediator

In Cairo, Loic Fauchon and the World Water Council restate publicly their availability for hydrodiplomacy efforts and announce the creation of an International Observatory on Unconventional Water and Energy Resources.

 "Hydrodiplomacy (…) is supported and proposed within the Family of Water (…) and it is often a success to avoid conflicts and disputes that might later appear at State levels", World Water Council President Loïc Fauchon said, adding that "the World Water Council is fully available to bring its contribution (…) for a renewed dialogue between the neighboring communities of the river Nile.”

The World Water Council wishes to bring "dialogue, always dialogue and again more dialogue" to the discussions between neighboring States on a fair and equitable sharing of common resources, at a time when tensions are exacerbated by the filling phase of the Grand Renaissance Dam in the Ethiopian part of the Nile. 

On the previous day, during the Opening Ceremony of Cairo Water Week in the presence of the Prime Minister of Egypt Mostafa Madbouly, and the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt, Mohamed Abdel Aty, Loic Fauchon announced that the Council is ready to create an International Observatory on Unconventional Water and Energy Resources. 

He underlined that alternative and unconventional resources such as desalination of sea water and of salted aquifers, as well as wastewater reuse are efficient and renewable solutions, which will need to be applied worldwide in response to demographic pressure.

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Geographical coverage Egypt,
News date 28/10/2019
Working language(s) ENGLISH