The Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation participates in the activities of the World Water Week… And discusses cooperation with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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The Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation participates in the activities of the World Water Week… And discusses cooperation with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation participates in the activities of the World Water Week… And discusses cooperation with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

8/30/2022

Dr. Hani Swailem, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, said that his participation in the World Water Week comes in response to the invitation received from Sweden to participate in the activities of this important event, and in order to achieve communication and coordination with various countries of the world regarding water issues, and ways to deal with various challenges that facing the water sector.

The statements of the Minister of Irrigation came upon his arrival in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, to participate in the World Water Week, which deals with the most important issues of water resources and their relationship to achieving sustainable development. Upon his arrival in Stockholm,

 Swilam-Ali Hashem, for his participation in the activities of the World Water Week, met Ricardo Mina, Director of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

He discussed the arrangements being made between the Egyptian government and the UN regarding the COP27 climate summit, as preparations are underway for intensive international events linking water issues and climate change. The Minister of Irrigation praised the fruitful cooperation with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, which is participating in organizing the Water Pavilion at the Climate Summit.

He invited the organization's representatives to participate in the Fifth Cairo Water Week; To present the organization's efforts in the field of early warning systems related to extreme weather events.

During the meeting, Swilam explained the ministry's efforts in the field of protection from the dangers of torrential rains in Egypt, which aim to protect citizens and protect facilities and infrastructure.

Ricardo Mina reviewed the various activities of the UN closely related to water issues, stressing the importance of activating the axis of early warning systems for disaster reduction, at the UN Conference for Midterm Review of Water Decade, to be held next March in New York.