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



“Egypt relies on the Nile river for 95% of its freshwater needs for irrigation, drinking and industrial purposes." Facing that issue the German Science Centre (DWZ) Cairo hosted an expert workshop on Riverbank Filtration on September 26, 2016.
On September 25, the German Science Center (DWZ), in partnership with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW)), called for an expert workshop on 'Industrial Wastewater Management in Egypt' to give a clear outlook on current challenges in this sector and highlight the latest innovations. Best practice models and cutting edge research that Egyptian and German scientists engage in were presented, and their merits discussed during this one-day workshop.
Water pollution is an issue at the crux of Egypt’s sustainable development. Poor water treatment and enforcement of existing regulations is already causing health issues for the most vulnerable in the country. (...) the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s (HBS) and the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) launched “80 Gigawatts of Change: Egypt’s Future Electricity Pathways,” the first publicly accessible, civil society analyzed scenario for the Egyptian electrical sector.

The German Science Centre Cairo supported an exchange campaign between Helwan University, the GIZ water & wastewater management program, Campus El Gouna and young talented researchers from Cairo University.

Facing similar problems as Egypt, like a growing population and a constant decline of fresh water access, Saudi Arabia is investing into new technologies to meet water needs and confront its growing water shortage. Jointly with the German expertise of the Fraunhofer Water Systems Alliance the Saudi government exerts efforts of desalination and up-country drinking water transportation, as the following report highlights.
A range of contemporary pressures – rising populations, economic development, and climate change – are increasing the strain on water supplies in many regions of the world today. Nowhere is water scarcity felt more acutely than in the arid countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
"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.