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United Nations Sustainable Development Workshop: Egypt is one of the most water-efficient countries

The workshop of the United Nations Information Center in Cairo discussed today, Tuesday, the sixth goal of the sustainable development goals, which is to ensure access to water and sanitation services for all. Communication with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations "FAO" and the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources.

The lecturers stressed that Egypt is one of the most efficient countries in water use through recycling water use, as the ministries concerned with coordination and United Nations organizations, including the FAO, are working on the national plan for water resources, which aims to improve the quality of its people, rationalize consumption, develop water resources and mobilize the water environment.

It is noteworthy that the sixth goal of the sustainable development goals globally is to achieve the goal of universal access to sanitation and hygiene services, and pay special attention to the needs of women and girls and those living in fragile situations, by 2030.

In addition to improving water quality by reducing pollution, stopping dumping and minimizing waste and hazardous chemicals, halving the proportion of untreated sewage, and significantly increasing recycling and safe reuse globally, by 2030, increase water use efficiency Significantly increase water in all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawal and supply of fresh water in order to address water scarcity, significantly reducing the number of people.

According to the United Nations by 2030 there will be implementation of integrated water resource management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation by 2030 in addition to the protection and restoration of water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.

As well as enhance the scope of international cooperation and support capacity-building in developing countries in the area of ​​water and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, efficiency of use, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies, by 2030 Support and enhance the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.