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The first BISS ACAMIS Model United Nations will be hosted at BISS Pudong on Saturday, 27 February 2010.

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1 Drinkin water on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:03 pm

The delagate of egypt thinks that every country has a river or water source in their proximity. Therefore there is no need to even consider this topic. The few countries that don't have water sources, can buy it from other countries. So the problem is that they countries are not suplying proper water, so those countries have to improve.

What are your views?

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2 Water Shortage on Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:11 pm

As the Delegate for Egypt (Human Rights)I disagree with ENVEGYPT's statement. Wars of the future will be fought over water not oil. One of the greatest problems facing the world today is the Privatisation of Country's water supplies which has led to water becoming unaffordable for much of the population. The Sam Bozzo documentary Blue Gold highlights this problem dramatically.

Look at the tragedy in Haiti. In all of the devastation and destruction, their most pressing problem is Medical Care and Water. Without it we cannot survive.
yours truly HR-Egypt farao

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3 Lots of Water - But is it safe? on Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:31 am

Yes, the delegate of Egypt(Env) is right in saying that almost every country (there are landlocked countries) have access to river/sea. However, it is important to make the distinction between water in general and safe drinking water. Not water from every single lake/river/ocean is safe for consumption by the human body. Often, the common water sources contains minerals/chemicals that is not suitable for the human body. Therefore, it is important that such water are purified before consumption.

Also, while countries are near to water sources, places within the country that are located more inland would have trouble accessing these water sources. Bringing drinking water closer to living areas is another issue to be addressed.

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4 Re: Drinkin water on Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:28 pm

As the second delegate of Egypt, I strongly disagree with my colleague's comments. It is right to say that almost every country has their own access of water supply from the rivers and it is true that Egypt also has their own access of supply from the River Nile. However, do you know how much the River Nile polluted?
Upstream of Cairo,the Nile receives large flows of mostly untreated domestic, agricultural, and industrial wastewater; it is very serious problem because the majority of citizens live on the strip of arable land along the Nile Valley-their main water source is from River Nile and now the population is growing sharply.

On the other hand, between 2002 and 2007, about 36.7 billion Egyption pounds were invested in the water and wastewant sectors. It is impossible to offer enough amount of water supplies for all Egyption people only from other countries.

Egypt should guarantee to citizens for safe drinking water which is basic human right. cheers

ENV--Egypt affraid

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