The Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt, Christian Berger participated in a debate between 20 Students from Egyptian universities, whom their research on the water and climate change issues won a in a competition organized by the Union in private and government Egyptian universities.
The debate was titled “Aqua for Water,” about water challenges, whether global or local, in addition to providing solutions through research projects they implemented to solve water and climate change problems.
The projects presented included recycling rice straw, and growing strawberries without the need for soil and water, as well as projects that address water shortages.
The EU delegation began their tour inside the cities of Alexandria and Kafr El-Sheikh, to inspect infrastructure and sanitation projects in the two cities. During an intensive agenda, during a two-day visit, it will also discuss water issues with youth and businessmen from the private sector.
The ambassadors of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Lithuania, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Portugal, Latvia, Slovakia, Romania and the Netherlands, in addition to representatives of the European Investment Bank, participated in the visit.
The European delegation met with the Governor of Alexandria, Mohamed El-Sharif, and inspected the wastewater treatment plant in western Alexandria.
The delegation also visited the Greco-Roman Museum, to meet at night with the crew of the French naval ship, as well as young entrepreneurs and water ambassadors.