Cairo Water Week 2021

Cairo Water Week 2021

The fourth edition of CWW series of conferences, Cairo Water Week 2021, will take place during the period from 24th to 28th of October 2021 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo Water Week (CWW) is considered one of the biggest water-related events at the national, regional and international levels. It is an annual event organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in collaboration with national, regional and international partners.

The event this year will discuss population issues and the impact of overpopulation on common management of trans-boundary rivers and climate change for the first time in this series as they have a direct impact on the water sector. The five related sub-themes and a number of sub-topics, will be addressed during the event through various plenary and technical sessions that will be organized by reputed international and regional organizations, which have an interest in such topics.

Sub-themes and Topics:

Theme 1: Water and Global Change

  • Water demand, stress, and scarcity are increasing due to population growth, urbanization, land use change, climate change, and other drivers. Global water demand is increasing at approximately 1% per year. Both livelihoods of rural communities and food security of a predominantly urban population are therefore at risk from water-related impacts.

  • Measures to suppress the Covid-19 pandemic, including handwashing, self-isolating, and lockdowns assume that societies, communities and households have sustainable access to acceptable amounts of water with adequate quality.

Theme 2: Advances in water management

  • With the rapid population growth in many areas all over the world, the demand for scarce water resources rises, and the gap between water supplies and demands increases. There is a major challenge of meeting this demand given scarce water resources and the future climate change impacts. The gap between water supplies and demands may be alleviated by applying adaptive, integrated water management. A primary management objective is to improve productivity and increase water use efficiency. In the agricultural sector, this objective may be achieved by the use of smart irrigation systems, drainage water reuse, and saline agriculture. In the urban water sector, a futuristic management approach is to apply artificial intelligence (AI) for optimization, automation, and decision-making. In particular, AI can aid in managing water loss and misuse in real-time, in designing and implementing reliable distribution networks, and in achieving financial targets.

Theme 3: Water and Society

  • The rapidly growing interest in water security and risk has been accompanied by a focus on water’s relationship with society in terms of poverty and development in the context of the MDGs.

  • The links between water security and sustainability and between water security and economic growth have required indicators that account for interacting physical and human-driven hazards and causal processes. Pathways to water security consider the intervention or mix of interventions aimed at reducing the negative consequences of water-related hazards.

Theme 4: Regional and Sectoral Cooperation for Water Security

  • Competition among uses and users of water is increasing in almost all countries. This competition for water could increasingly become a source of tension and conflict between states, sectors and communities. However, water has also proven to be a productive pathway for confidence building, cooperation and conflict prevention, and acting together toward a common end and mutual benefits.

  • To ensure that water security and sustainability is achieved, concerted efforts must be made to promote water cooperation at river basin and local scales, including trans-boundary river basins, irrigation districts and cities.

Theme 5: Innovation in Hydro-Sciences

  • Human need to face progressive challenges of water scarcity and difficulties in managing water resources lead to historical wide varieties of innovations in hydro science and relevant technologies. Smart irrigation systems, desalination, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment systems, advanced control systems are few examples for such physical innovations in almost all disciplines related to water and the environment. In addition, advances in computers and information technology provide a powerful tool in developing prediction models to handle huge amounts of data and information (including satellite images) as well as artificial intelligence.

  • The theme covers innovations from different disciplines relevant to water resources and demands and the environment in terms of sustainability, management, as well as predicting impacts of engineering and technological interventions on social and economic environments.

For stall booking, sponsorship options & other details, please contact:

Event Name: Cairo Water Week 2021
24-28 Oct 2021

Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation

Mobile: +2 01018868008

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