purpose of this study to develop the institutional reform vision and
strategy for the Ministry. To do this, the consulting team prepared
draft vision and strategy that are scrutinized by the key staff of
the Ministry. Institutional reform vision is based mainly on
considering the integrated water resources management concept as the
main strategy for reform. This concept has lead to adopting three
main principles: Participation, Decentralization, and Basin
Approach. For strategy, several scenarios are suggested for both old
and new lands, based on revolutionary and evolutionary views. These
scenarios will be compared for their fulfillment of reform
principles, benefits, and risks. This will lead in the end to the
final institutional reform vision and strategy to be followed by the
development was guided by eight principles:
responsibility and authority of users.
delegation of MWRI operational responsibilities to
horizontally integrated local MWRI administrations.
adoption of hydrological unit boundaries for management and
administrative units wherever feasible.
||Water quality: pollution
control and prevention as an integrated dimension of water
||Private sector participation:
increasing the demand for private sector investment and
services and facilitating their supply.
divestiture, where feasible, of nonessential MWRI assets and
||Cost recovery: transfer
of financial responsibility to users along with management
responsibility, recovery of selected main system O&M
costs, and partial recovery of selected local I&D
establishment of National Water Council to ensure policy and
program coordination, strengthen laws, and improve
eight strategies are applied, in different degrees and combinations,
to Egypt’s three main water management contexts: the old
lands of the Nile Valley and Delta, the groundwater-based areas of
Egypt’s deserts, and the “new lands” developments of Toshka
and North Sinai.
project provides consulting services and workshop facilitation. The
Consultants prepared various studies to Ministry Executive staff and
share with them the comparative studies and the selection of the
best institutional reform vision and strategy solution.
Action Plan (2006-2017) and future organization structures of the
Ministry for reform stages are developed in this project. The
structure is based on building civil society at all levels,
corresponding with ministry levels. Some of the existing sectors and
units will remain, but they have to be restructured to cope with the
variation in the mandates of the Ministry.