AboutH.E. DR. HUSSEIN IHSAN EL-ATFY
Dr. Hussein El-Atfy, Civil Engineer and holder of Ph.D. in Water Resources Management, is Former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt, Honorary Vice-President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), Honorary President of the Egyptian National Committee for Integrated and Drainage (ENCID), and presently Secretary-General of the Arab Water Council (AWC).
On the national scale, Dr. Hussein El-Atfy contributed to the development and implementation of the Egyptian National Water Resources Plan up to the year 2017, as well as the 2050 long-term plan based on the so-called "Facing the Challenge" strategy that follows an integrated water resources approach.
On the Arab Scale in collaboration with the League of Arab States, he assisted in formulating the 2010-2030 Strategy for Arab Water Security that was approved in 2011 during his mandate as Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation and endorsed in 2012 by the Council of Arab Water Ministers.
On the regional and international scales, Dr. El-Atfy throughout his professional career has successfully contributed to the establishment of several non-governmental regional institutions, Consultant for different international organizations, Lecturer with various universities and awarded a number of Recognition Awards.
ADAPTING TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE AND URBAN RESILIENCE
•Increasing awareness to the consequences of climate change on informal urban areas
•Steps to be taken to reduce and control the impact of climate change to the vulnerable cities of Egypt
•Stressing on Urban agriculture to combat challenges including heat stress and food insecurity
•Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) to cope with Climate Change: Alexandria 2030 IUWM Strategic Plan
Theme: Sustainability and Technology