Clean Water and Sanitation

6.5.5 Cooperation on water security


The AASTMT is committed to the achievement of SDG6 which aims to implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation. AASTMT actively engages in local, regional, and international collaborations to address water-related challenges. At the local level, AASTMT partners with governmental and non-governmental entities to contribute to sustainable water management projects within the community. Regionally, AASTMT collaborates with neighboring countries and organizations to promote shared water resource management, fostering cooperation for the equitable and sustainable use of water. Internationally, AASTMT participates in research initiatives, joint projects, and academic exchange programs to contribute to global efforts in achieving water-related sustainability goals.

Local & Regional Cooperation:​​​​​​​

The AASTMT often collaborates with local and regional authorities in various ways to address water security challenges:​​​​​​​

  1. Collaboration with Local Egyptian Authorities: AASTMT actively collaborates with local authorities facilitating the provision of training, advisory, and postgraduate services in the field of water security​​​​​​​
  2. Technology Transfer: AASTMT assists in transferring technology or knowledge related to water conservation or purification methods to local authorities. This involves implementing new technologies or best practices to improve water efficiency.
  3. Community Engagement and Outreach: Collaboration includes community outreach programs aimed at raising awareness about water conservation practices. AASTMT works alongside local authorities to educate communities about the importance of water security.
  4. Infrastructure Development: AASTMT collaborates on projects involving the development or improvement of water infrastructure, such as sewage related problems, irrigation systems, and contributin in planning large scale projects.

International and Global Collaborations:

AASTMT collaborates internationally for water security through various avenues:

  1. Partnerships with International Organizations: AASTMT partners with global entities like the United Nations, World Bank, and regional bodies such as the European Union, to work on joint initiatives addressing water security. These collaborations involves sharing expertise, resources, and best practices.
  2. Research Consortia and Joint Grants: AASTMT participates in international research consortia focused on water security. These consortia bring together experts and institutions from different countries to conduct collaborative research, share data, and develop solutions applicable in various contexts. Collaborative projects funded by international grants or initiatives often involve AASTMT partnering with institutions from other countries. These projects could focus on specific aspects of water security, such as conservation, purification, or policy implementation.
  3. International Conferences and Workshops: AASTMT researchers and experts attend and contribute to international conferences, seminars, and workshops related to water security. These events serve as platforms for networking, sharing research findings, and building collaborations with experts worldwide​​​​​​​