Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mahmoud Abu zeid of Egypt

Abu Zeid took up this position to succeed Issam Radi who had died in late.
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Abu Zeid denies water war in Nile Basin Arabic.
Abu Zeid has been demanding for years that Arab nations face up to the enormity of the challenge.
He’s very interested in water management,” Abu Zeid says of the Crown Prince.
But Abu Zeid is adamant that Arab governments kick in as well by earmarking more funds for both projects and water science research.
More recently, Abu Zeid has toured Uganda, Kenya and Burundi to spearhead talks aimed at reducing tensions.
Despite continued complaints from Upper Riparian governments — complaints vocal enough to have stirred debate in the People’s Assembly in May and June — Abu Zeid denies trouble is actively brewing in the basin.
Abu Zeid knows Egypt can’t address its water problem by focusing exclusively on foreign policy issues; according to his own ministry’s figures, more than 40 percent of the water consumed in Egypt’s urban centers goes to waste.
Addressing the meeting in The Hague last week, Abu Zeid described his organisation's aims as all-embracing: The Council is concerned with global water policy issues in the world, irrespective of the state of development, political system or geographic location, in an inclusive manner.
Abu Zeid is careful to point out, however, that this is not just a partnership in meeting costs.
Abu Zeid describes ENSAPT as exploring the win-win trans-boundary projects that could be agreed upon among the three countries.
Abu Zeid met on Sunday with a French delegation led by Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing Jean-Claude Gayssot, currently visiting Cairo, and discussed with him cooperation between the two countries on the transfer of technology and exchange of expertise in the field of irrigation.
During his tour including Ethiopia and Uganda, Abu Zeid said that he is conveying messages from President Hosni Mubarak to the leaders of these countries, noting that the tour focuses on widening the joint cooperation to realize development, particularly in regards with water domain.
During talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Shiferaw Jarso, Abu Zeid discussed progress in the construction of a number of projects on the Nile and the sources to fund them.
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In statements to the press in late December, a week before he was reappointed, Abu Zeid said his ministry was gearing up to start implementing an 11-year-long program that will target the “maximization of the use of irrigation water in old farmlands.
As for the water shortages last summer, which saw several protests around the country, Abu Zeid said that contingency plans were in place to try and prevent a repeat in the coming months while permanent water networks in affected areas were in development.
Abu Zeid says both the expansion of the private sector and the states ambitious land reclamation projects are also making greater demands on the countrys static water supply.
The ABCs of the AWCAbu Zeid has been demanding for years that Arab nations face up to the enormity of the challenge.
The solution was to persuade Nile basin states upstream to improve their water management so that more water reaches the Egyptian-Sudanese border, Abu Zeid said late on Monday in a speech to the Foreign Press Association in Cairo.
Abu Zeid said Egypt was willing to contribute half the costs of finishing the project, which was 60 per cent complete and has not deteriorated much in the intervening 21 years, he said.
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CAIRO, Dec 11 (AFP) - Egyptian water resources minister Mahmoud Abu Zeid said Wednesday his country could help Ethiopia deal with drought and famine that threatens at least 11 million people with starvation next year.
Egypt is entirely ready to offer technical and material aid to Ethiopia to deal with the drought, Abu Zeid was quoted by the official MENA agency as saying.
Abu Zeid said African water ministers would meet in Cairo February 5-6, and that delegates from Nile river countries would hold talks on the sidelines of that event as well.
On the Arab water security, Abu Zeid said that it was agreed upon forming Arab Water Council that will be responsible for studying water issue in the Arab countries as well as means to resolve them.
Meanwhile, Abu Zeid said that Toshka project's implementation rate hits 82 % with total investments worth L.
Abu Zeid said that the purpose of his meeting was to reaffirm Egypt’s commitment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Egypt and the Southern Sudan.
As a result, he said, he was very pleased that Minister Abu Zeid was in Juba.
Mahmoud Abu Zeid is Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt and Chairman of the World Water Council.