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The Cairo Water Week 2023 offered the opportunity to the EU funded project “Water and Environment Support (WES) in the ENI Neighbourhood South Region” to present to key stakeholders the results of the project’s water activities in Egypt, during a side event held on November 1st, 2023, in close coordination with the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and the EU Delegation to Egypt.

The meeting was honored by the presence of H.E. Hani Sewilam, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt, who joined the first session of the meeting regarding the financial mechanisms enabling irrigation investments in agriculture.

The two water WES activities in Egypt were also presented, the next day, during the EU Press Conference.

H.E. Ambassador Christian Berger, Head of the EU Delegation to Egypt, underlined the importance of the EU funded WES Project with its 76 national and regional water and environment activities that are developed not only in Egypt but also in 7 other Partner Countries in the MENA region, since 2019.

For more information: https://www.wes-med.eu/water/activities/egypt/

WES is an EU funded, regional Project aiming at protecting the environment and improving the management of scarce water resources in PCs of North Africa and Middle East.

Its team of water and environment experts organise trainings, workshops, consultations and study visits on water and waste management, the reduction of plastics pollution and marine litter in the Mediterranean Sea and greatly contributes to embedding circular economy principles in the policies of the PCs.

Client :

Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) of the European Commission

Institutional Partners of the Project:

United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP)

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

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