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Abdel Ati: Egypt Faces Dangerous Water Challenges Mainly GERD

Wed 05 May 2021 | 02:06 PM
Rana Atef

Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Ati said on Wednesday that Egypt faces dangerous water challenges.

He asserted that the country's 97% of renewable water resource is coming beyond borders. The minister also asserted that the one-sided measures taken by the Ethiopian authorities in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is deepening Egypt's water crisis.

In addition, Abdel Ati pointed out to Egypt's sacristy of water as Egypt is a poor water country with 90%. He also warned to the continued sea levels rise threatening the fertility of Delta lands.

The minister's speech came during "Adaptation Action Coalition" opening session dedicated to examining possible ways for adaption in the light of climate change.