Rubicon Water (ASX:RWL) CEO, Bruce Rodgerson, engaged in a fruitful meeting with Dr. Hani Sewilam, the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation in Egypt, during his recent two-week trip to Europe and North Africa.
During the meeting, Minister Sewilam reaffirmed the Egyptian government’s commitment to rehabilitating and maintaining the country’s fifty thousand water facilities, a vital step towards effective water management. Ensuring the optimal use of water resources is a leading priority for Egypt, given the fundamental link between water and food security.
Collaborating with the Ministry, Bruce explored how Rubicon Water’s advanced technology could further support Egypt’s water management initiatives. Solutions were discussed to enhance agricultural productivity, address specific water challenges, and promote sustainable practices.
Bruce’s visit to Egypt reflects the company’s dedication to supporting the country’s water sustainability efforts. As Egypt continues to prioritise water management, Rubicon Water is well-geared to assist the country in their pursuit of a resilient and prosperous future for irrigated agriculture.
Accompanying Bruce on the visit were Rubicon’s General Manager of EMEA, Jordi Pujades, and Regional Manager for North Africa, Ahmed Said.
Following the trip, Bruce commented, “I am thankful for the opportunity to discuss these crucial topics surrounding water, climate, and the future of irrigated agriculture for Egypt. Witnessing the iconic Nile Delta irrigation system and the scale of irrigation developments happening in the ‘New Delta’ at Al Daba was impressive. Egypt’s rich agricultural heritage and the ambitious commitment to modernisation is inspiring.“
The discussions between Bruce and Minister Sewilam gained bulletin coverage on the popular local news program DMC. Watch the DMC news bulletin here.
The meeting was attended by other esteemed dignitaries alongside Minister Sewiliam, including Dr. Mohamed Rushdi, Assistant Minister for National Projects; Engineer Walid Haqi, Head of the Planning Sector; Engineer Alaa Abdel Salam, Head of the Central Administration for Water Distribution; Engineer Emad Mahmoud, Head of the Central Administration for Resources and Uses in the Planning Sector; Dr. Mohamed Nour El-Din, Professor Emeritus at Ain Shams University; and Engineer Abdul Rahim Yahya, Assistant Minister for Regional Cooperation.
About Rubicon Water
Rubicon Water is a leading provider of innovative gravity-fed solutions aimed at enhancing open canal systems to improve water efficiency, and combat the impacts of a changing climate. Their advanced technology empowers governments, water management utilities, and farmers to optimize water availability and improve the sustainability of irrigated agriculture.