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Water Desalination Projects to Expand Along Egypt's Coasts

To pre-empt the looming threat of water scarcity, the Egyptian government is expanding their seawater desalination plants along their coasts.

Although Egypt requires 114 billion cubic metres of water annually to meet the needs of its population, the country only has access to around 60 billion cubic metres of water through all of its resources.  To pre-empt the looming threat of water scarcity, the Egyptian government is expanding their seawater desalination plants in the coastal areas along the Red and Mediterranean Seas, the Gulf of Suez and Aqaba.

The seawater desalination plants will be built over six five-year plans, concluding in 2050.  A new irrigation system will also be built alongside these plants, in order to rehabilitate drainage stations and help conserve water.