THE BLUE ECONOMY ROUND in Cairo: Press conference on EWWI Egypt Water, Waste & Infrastructure

The Egyptian state and its companies are currently on the lookout for the latest environmental technologies. For GWP and its members, this is a good reason to invest more deeply in the development and expansion of local networks to prepare future projects for the long term. A press conference on July 25, 2023 in Cairo, with the participation of international partners, marked the beginning of the upcoming international conference and exhibition, which will take place from October 1 to 3, 2023 at the Egypt International Exhibition Center.

GWP Managing Director Boris Greifeneder (left) with Sylvi Claußnitzer (center; German RETech Partnership e.V.) and Dr. Peter Riad (right) from AHK Egypt.

Under the patronage of HE Prof. Eng. Dr. Asem El-Gazzar, the Minister of Housing, Utilities and New Urban Communities, the importance of this event was highlighted. It is in line with the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Egypt Vision 2030, which aims to increase the quality of life of Egyptian citizens. Part of the vision is also the completion of the New Administrative Capital City, another 18 Smart Cities and 3000 Smart Villages with corresponding sales potential for German companies, as well as reforms and the implementation of major development projects and initiatives in the fields of education, health, housing and utilities. The EWWI Conference and Exhibition provides an important platform for the exchange of experiences and the presentation of the latest innovative technologies in the fields of drinking water and wastewater treatment, sludge and waste recycling, clean energy and water treatment.

GWP Managing Director Boris Greifeneder, who is active in the advisory board of the trade fair, was also present. He used the opportunity to emphasize the existing partnership with Egypt and to present ongoing and planned projects. Especially in the fields of sustainable water management, capacity development and knowledge transfer, a lot could already be achieved together. Thanks to Dr. Peter Riad, the industry expert at the Egypt Chamber of Commerce Abroad in Cairo, who has excellent industry knowledge and networks, GWP has a strong contact in this important target market.

In particular, the “ATLANTIS” project, which focuses on developing wastewater treatment plants into resource recovery centers, and the “Greendustrial Dialogues” which focus on solutions for industrial wastewater, need to be highlighted. These projects demonstrate the active role of the Association in promoting sustainable water management practices and our willingness to support Egyptian stakeholders in this process.
In addition, we used the press conference to highlight our partnership with the Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW) and expotec International GmbH, one of our newest members, and the importance of this partnership for upcoming events.
Our activities and projects in and with Egypt are good examples of GWP’s sustained commitment to strengthen partnerships and contribute to solving global water problems. We look forward to continuing our activities in Egypt with our members and continuing to promote sustainable water solutions.