MEDWAYCAP: Best practices for Non-Conventional Water Solutions in Kafr ElSheikh Governorate, Egypt
The CEEBA ("Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations") project team, partner of MEDWAYCAP, conducted a site visit to Sakha wastewater treatment plant located in Kafr ElSheikh Governorate, Egypt on 26th of February 2023 to get in-depth information on the Waste-Water Treatment Plant process and the innovative technology in the circular economy context.
The Sakha treatment plant supplies recycled water for landscape irrigation and completes the virtuous cycle by recovering the sewage sludge at the same plant to extract fertilizers and biogas, the combustion of biogas produces a large part of the electricity needed to run the plant.
The amount of waste water received by the treatment plants is 27.000 cubic metres per day. The treatment plant produces 15.000 KW/h of electricity and 81.000 cubic metres of fertiliser. It provides recycled water for landscape irrigation and the sludge is recovered at the same plant to extract fertiliser and biogas, the combustion of which produces a large proportion of the electricity needed to run the plant.
The Kafr-el-Sheikh waste-water treatment plant is considered a best-practice in Egypt and will be promoted in the frame of the MEDWAYCAP project to stakeholders in the partner countries for possible replication.
Dr. Dahlia Sabri, MEDWAYCAP Project Expert, was accompanied by officials from the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Dr. Nevin ElKatib, Head of the Operation Department and Dr Ahmed Gamal, Environmental Affairs Manager.
MEDWAYCAP project aims to embrace the non-conventional water reuse and management in the Mediterranean region through the promotion of sustainable strategies and technological innovations.
The project will foster non-conventional water reuse integration into the water governance system and related business opportunities in the context of the circular economy.