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Monday, 19 June 2017

Water Act resurfaces -Irrigation Ministry

The Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry has completed yet another draft of the Water Act, which had last been heard of in January after months of silence, Al Shorouk reports, citing a ministry statement. We had first heard of this law, which aims to develop and regulate the sector, in 2014, but it has died and been resurrected a handful of times since. The latest 133-article draft tackles a number of issues that the existing 33-year old act fails to address, such as the impact of climate change, dangerously high pollution levels, growing demand and dwindling water resources in light of high industrialization and rapid population growth.

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