MEDWAYCAP’s Business Opportunities and Challenges for NCWR at the Alex Chamber of Commerce

On the 5th of July, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted the “Business Opportunities and Challenges for Non-Conventional Water in Egypt and the Mediterranean” MEDWAYCAP event. MEDWAYCAP is an ENI CBC MED, EU funded project, aiming for an innovative urban-rural integrated development of non-conventional water resources (NCWR).
The day was inaugurated by the opening speeches of Dr. Alaa Ezz, Secretary General of CEEBA, Mr. Ahmed El Wakil, President of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Ayman Ayad, Programme Manager of the Delegation of the European Union to Egypt.
Afterwards, Dr. Dahlia Sabri, CEEBA water expert, introduced the MEDWAYCAP project and its outcomes, followed by Eng. Marwa El Driny who lead the Best practice and new technologies for NCWR panel discussion with public and private sector representatives to hand it over to Dr. Dahlia again. The NCWR challenges and solutions discussion, moderated by Dr. Dahlia with both sectors and Dr. Essam Wahba from Center of Excellence for Water Studies, resulted in many information about technicalities, research and IPR. The fruitful day was closed by B2B discussion between the different stakeholders, emanating from the project’s aim for awareness-raising and stakeholders involvement to mitigate local water crisis and reuse the NCWR at territorial level for domestic and agricultural purpose.

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