The Egyptian German Water Cluster is an issue driven network focusing on water related research topics. Its main purpose is to provide an infrastructure that allows communication, cooperation and increased visibility of the research projects and the researchers. With an online database containing the water cluster’s members and their projects, the cluster offers a platform for information and scientific exchange.

  • Reach out to new and established stakeholders and inform key players
  • Expertise-oriented search engine to match potential cooperation partners
  • Jointly organise capacity building for fellow researches and students
  • Communicate upcoming events, publications and funding opportunities



"Its population soaring, Egypt is facing a food-supply crisis. Can the government make a desert bloom?" Peter Schwartzstein gives a comprehensive overview over food-security in Egypt and its relationship with water, economics and the governments large-scale development projects.
A chemist finds a way to cut supersalty discharge and CO2 as the Middle East relies ever more on seawater desalination. Farid Benyahia wants to solve two environmental problems at once: excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and excess salt in the Persian Gulf (aka the Arabian Gulf).

Open submission period: The conference committee is now inviting abstract submissions until 7 August 2016.

A team of research scientists from Alexandria University has developed a method of desalination that could improve access to fresh water for millions of people.

Extended submission period: The conference committee is now inviting abstract submissions until 31 July 2016.


Pressures from population growth, pollution, aging water infrastructure, and climate change are affecting our scarce water resources.

As Egypt faces its worst water crisis in 100 years, farmers are stuck between their need to cultivate cash-generating crops that require a lot of water and the Egyptian state's ban on water-thirsty crops.

This project was an activity within the framework of Egypt’s Vision 2030 project carried out by the Center for Future Studies in the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center, with the aim of identifying the future needs for desalination technology de


Water issues are connected to every facet of human existence (basic needs, energy, development, politics etc.), and climate change itself is a complex of positive and negative feedback loops, interconnected physical process, and it too, is linked to human behavior.


The fourth EU-Egypt Water Talk in the context of the The European Union’s Water Sector Reform Programme Phase II (WSRP–II) for Egypt, was held in May 2016.

In the oases of the Western Desert, water is red. Extracted from the depths of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer, a finite water reservoir stored in the porous layers of sandstone rock, this water has an extremely high in iron and manganese content. Moreover, many villages in the Western Desert have insufficient or no water purification systems that free the underground water of bacteria for safe drinking.
Morocco is facing a water deficit. On average, residents have access to less than a tenth as much fresh water as the average European resident.In an effort to help some of the disenfranchised communities, Dar Si Hmad has joined with NGOs in Canada and Germany to establish a fog harvesting farm serving villages on Mount Boutmezguida.
From November 21st till 26th 2015, a workshop for energy efficiency in desalination took place at the Technische Universität Berlin Campus El Gouna. The DAAD funded event presented the state of the art in research and technology by collecting the results and experienced requirements from Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Germany.

About the SBE16 Cairo Conference: Following the success of SB13 Cairo, The German University in Cairo (GUC) and The German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC), are pleased to inform you of the organisation of the upcoming SBE16 Cairo Conference from the


The First International Conference on Solar Energy Solutions for Electricity and Water Supply in Rural Areas aimed to showcase and discuss promising approaches and applications for different types of renewable energy as sustainable solutions for rural populations with


"This region will suffer from acute water scarcity, as projected by dreary future scenarios for 2020, 2030 and 2040 – at least according to an August 2015 report by environmental think tank World Resources Institute (WRI).


"The world’s corals are currently undergoing severe mass bleaching – an event that scientists say has taken place only two other times in recorded history. 


The Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) of the American University in Cairo, in partnership with the German startup company AUTARCON, has been installing sustainable drinking water filtration stations in remote areas of Egypt since 2014.

Researchers at the American University in Cairo (AUC) have come up with a prototype for a hybrid nanocomposite membrane that relies on reverse osmosis to remove salt from seawater. The semi-permeable membrane is made of cellulose acetate, a common polymer found in some adhesives, and tiny cylindrical nanostructures called carbon nanotubes. The membrane is made of polymeric materials that contain interconnected pores which allow water to pass through while blocking the salt