The Importances of Water Quality Statistics for Decisions Makers
Abdel Aziz B. Ibrahim
Enviroment Statistics, CAPMAS, Cairo, Egypt

A) Egyptian government has acknowledged and addressed the problems related to the deteriorating quality of water resources, and has therefore taken initiatives and procedures to protect them. In this regard, EGYPT has sought technical as well as financial support from donor agencies and countries, and also from international bodies to address issues and set priorities, which have included planning for water quality management general policies, specifying required legal procedures to accompany the conservation and protection of water resources, in addition to specifying the responsibilities within the institutional frameworks to promote cooperation and coordination between the various concerned parties and bodies and to specify their roles and the necessary technical and communication support. It is also imperative for water managers to integrate water quality management consideration in their analysis of proposed water policies, plans and projects. The result of these efforts should then be reflected in legislation, policies and institutional mandates that relate to water resources.

Furthermore, in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), EGYPT reviewed the priorities of water supply and sanitation in terms of progress achieved and problems encountered. The incorporation of these action plans in the national strategies and IWRM plans will be a major step towards improving water quality and conserving scarce water resources.

B) The paper aims to discuss how the water quality statistics help government to put plans to face a big problem which causes negative effects in Egyptians in the21 century.

Keywords: Prioritizing domestic drinking water among competing uses; Improving wastewater treatment; Reuse and hygienic practices; Reducing water losses; Protecting drinking water quality

Biography: He is a General Manager for Enviroment Staistics - CAPMAS