Egypt signs smart groundwater management deal with ITU

Egypt has signed Thursday a memorandum of understanding with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on the Smart Groundwater Management Project.

During the 16th edition of the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR), which kicked off in Sharm El-Sheikh on Thursday, the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady has signed the MoU with Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General.

Signing this project comes in line with a growing global and regional interest in groundwater management issues, which are considered a high priority for the Egyptian government that plans to reclaim a million and a half feddans.

This project will be executed by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications And Information Technology in conjunction with Ministry of Defence and the International Telecommunication Union. It aims to use information and communications technology in a smarter managing of groundwater used for agricultural irrigation. This will contribute to the development and conservation of water-resources.

Egypt is the first country to collaborate with the ITU to execute such a project with the objective of environment protection and raising awareness of the importance of water to all humanity, including future generations.