Luxor, Egypt, 14-15 April 2013
At the kind invitation of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt, ITU is organizing a workshop on "ICT as an Enabler for Smart Water Management" which will take place at the Steigenberger Luxor Hotel in Egypt from 14 to 15 April 2013 inclusive.
The key objective of this workshop will be to discuss the water management challenges faced by countries in the Nile river basin region, the opportunities which new technologies provide to enhance water management and use for domestic purposes, agriculture and in cities. The workshop will address these challenges through a number of discussion topics, including: weather forecasting; technological solutions and standards; smart metering; climate smart agriculture; water governance, institutions and regulations; stakeholder engagement; and planning water resources and land use.
The outcome of this workshop will be a Call For Action for countries in the Nile River Basin area to implement best practices for smart water management in agriculture, consumption in cities, river flow forecasting to prevent calamities such as flooding and identification of leakages in the water distribution network.