Egypt wins seat on World Water Council board of governors

Egypt has won a seat on the World Water Council's Board of Governors, according to a Saturday (December 1st) statement released by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt’s Ahram Online reported.

The seat is a recognition of Egypt's contributions to addressing issues of water resources management at international forums as well as its efforts during the 1st Cairo Water Week which took place in mid-October, the statement said.

The World Water Council is an international multi-stakeholder platform whose mission is to mobilise action on critical water issues at all levels, by engaging people in debate and challenging conventional thinking.

The council focuses on the political dimensions of water security, adaptation and sustainability.

Meanwhile, Jordanian Water Minister Raed Abul Saud participated in a Jordanian-Spanish water forum in Madrid, the Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.

The forum aimed to enhance co-operation in water and sanitation.

Abul Saud said the Jordanian ministry works at full capacity on a set of plans and strategies to meet the growing demand for water.

He said Jordan and Spain will sign an agreement on water management, groundwater and renewable energy, to be funded by the Spanish government.

Spanish Ambassador to Amman Aránzazu Bañón noted that Jordan faces big challenges, related to the influx of Syrian refugees, and affirmed the Spanish government'e desire to support Jordan through developing water systems.

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