The Arab Water Council discussed the results of some of the social and economic studies on the impact of climate change on Egypt, which could cause a loss up to US$50 billion a year by 2060, up to about 6 percent of the gross national product, if necessary water and agriculture decisions are not taken.
The water and agricultural sectors are the most vulnerable to climate change in Egypt.
The results of the studies, which were presented at a meeting on climate change and water on the sidelines of the World Water Forum meetings, showed that the Egyptian cotton crop will be more resilient to climate changes due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and lack of water and salinity.
Participants in the meeting agreed for to the need to apply “climate smart” techniques for water management and agriculture, taking into account the effects of projected climate change.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm