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Water Cluster

 

Aim and Scope

Debates around the global water crisis have gained an un­precedented global momentum over the past years. Issues affecting the accessibility and quality of fresh water, such as climate change, skyrocketing population rates, and polluti­on, immensely increase the pressure on existing fresh water resources. It is not without reason that “Water and Sanitati­on” was adopted as one of the “Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform our World” announced by the UN in September 2015. Only one month later, the DAAD Cairo launched the Egyptian German Water Cluster consisting of 30 individual experts and various scientific part­ners. Following the Egyptian-German Year of Science and Technology 2007, the bilateral Egyptian-German research cooperation in the fields of protection, upgrading, quality management and efficient use of water resources have intensified, leading to the establishment of a wide network of DAAD-Alumni and projects.

In 2017 the Water Cluster became part of COSIMENA, the new DAAD regional ini­tiative on scientific innovation in the Middle East and North Africa. COSIMENA aims to set up new issue-driven clusters focusing on relevant fields such as health, energy, urbanism, and economy. The various activities shall also simplify and strengthen the access to Germany as an outstanding locati­on for research and build synergies between DAAD funded projects, alumni and partner institutions. By bringing together experts from academic institutions, researchers and represen­tatives of the industry and the government, the COSIMENA Water Cluster fosters scientific collaboration, focusing on one of the region’s most pressing social, political, economic and environmental issue: water.

Our Activities

Water Resource Management and Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem Nexus (WEFE)

A diverse Analysis of the topic of water and in-depth information about current projects and studies on water sector related areas.

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Riverbank Filtration Workshop in Luxor 2018

Workshop on River Bank Filtration in Egypt

On 11 and 12 March 2018, the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) hosted a specialised workshop in Luxor entitled “River Bank Filtration (RBF) in Egypt: Current Status and Future Prospective” in cooperation with COSIMENA.

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20th International Water Technology Conference 2017

20th International Water Technology Conference

Being a partner of the 20th International Water Technology Conference from 18–20 May 2017 in Hurghada, COSIMENA supported the important exchange between science and industry in the field of water.

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River Bank Filtration Workshop 2016, Qena

Applied Research: The Case of Riverbank Filtration in Upper Egypt

On 21 November 2016, the German Science Centre (DWZ) and the GIZ organised a Cairo Climate Talk (CCT) panel in Sohag to present the benefits of river bank filtration.

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TechTalk Water: Desalination

On 11 November 2016, the German Science Centre (DWZ), in partnership with the Misr El-Kheir Foundation, invited leading experts from Germany and Egypt to discuss challenges and opportunities in the field of desalination and fresh water production.

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River Bank Filtration Expert Workshop 2016

The Potential of Riverbank Filtration in Egypt

On 26 September 2016, the German Science Centre (DWZ) Cairo hosted an expert workshop on Riverbank Filtration in cooperation with the National Water Research Center and the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater.

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Industrial Wastewater Management Workshop 2016

Industrial Wastewater Management in Egypt

On 25 September 2016, the German Science Center (DWZ), in partnership with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW), called for a one-day expert workshop on 'Industrial Wastewater Management in Egypt'.

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