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52 wastewater treatment plants under way in Upper Egypt

Egypt, wastewater

The newly-appointed Egyptian Minister of Housing Asem al-Gazzar has announced that 52 water treatment plants are being built in Upper Egypt. 34 of these will be commissioned in the 2018/2019 fiscal year. They will recycle treated wastewater for irrigation. All facilities under construction are expected to treat 418 million cubic metres (m3) of …

Editor’s pickXylem’s monitoring technology helps protect the Nile from pollution

xylem, nile, egypt

A water-monitoring program on the Nile is collecting valuable data to help the government study and protect the river from pollution. Every 30 minutes, 20 monitoring stations equipped with Xylem’s YSI sondes send water data directly to the environmental ministry.  The Nile supplies 95 per cent of Egypt’s water, irrigating the …