The second edition of Cairo Water Week ended on Thursday with the participation of Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati and other ministry officials.
The irrigation minister opened the CCW on Sunday, under the theme ‘Responding to Water Scarcity', to promote water awareness and encourage innovation in tackling the most pressing water-related challenges.
The five-day conference is deemed one of the largest water-related events at the national, regional, and international levels.
The closing ceremony began with artistic shows performed by students of private schools on the importance of water in citizens' life.
At the end of the shows, students called on world leaders to immediately address water scarcity and pollution and other challenges.
The irrigation minister honoured five farmers who won in a national contest on water rationalisation.
Cairo Water Week 2019 addressed the main theme ‘Responding to Water Scarcity’ through five sub-themes.
Under each sub-theme, a variety of topics were covered, including achieving SDGs under Water Scarcity, cooperation in water sector research and innovation in facing water scarcity, the impact of climate change, mitigation and non-conventional water resources.
The event provided an opportunity for academics, scholars, and policy makers as well as water resources experts from all around the world to present and discuss the key issues, plans and actions related to responding to the challenges of water scarcity.