Potable Water Management Programme (PWMP) in Upper Egypt – Phase 1

Progetto concluso

Egypt is a water scarce country and has critical needs in better managing water resources and reducing water losses as well as water consumption. Switzerland can share its know-how in the water sector. This programme contributes to equitable access to safely managed water to deprived and informal settlement areas in the economically disadvantaged governorate of Aswan in Upper Egypt and to improved potable water management and service provision in Aswan Water & Sanitation Company (AWSC).

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Cultura / sensibilizzazione allo sviluppo
Approvvigionamento idrico
Gestione delle finanze pubbliche
Educazione sanitaria
Sensibilizzazione allo sviluppo
01.07.2017 - 31.08.2022
CHF  9’142’838

Existing infrastructure and service provision are not able to cope with the increased water demand.

High water losses resulting from deteriorated water networks and inefficient administrative processes, reduce to a great extent the revenues of the water companies, which leads to poor maintenance of the infrastructure and hence to a poor service provision.

The state policies and strategies for a coherent development of the water sector need to improve, in order to enhance the water resource management and to ensure a quality, reliable and affordable water and wastewater service provision.

Obiettivi To contribute to an effective, efficient and reliable service provision of potable water by Aswan Water and Sanitation Company (AWSC), which will lead to sustainable and equitable access to potable water.
Gruppi target


AWSC staff for outcome 1

Inhabitants of Kattereya, Amberkab, Khor Awada and in part of El-Nasiriya for outcome 2 (76’000 persons)

Students, teachers, women and youth actively participating in the awareness campaigns of outcome 3 (5500 persons) 


All customers of the AWSC in Aswan for outcome 1 (621’000 persons)

All inhabitants of Katterya, Amberkab and Khor Awada for outcome 3 (36’000 persons)

Effetti a medio termine

Outcome 1: Improved potable water management and service provision at AWSC level

Outcome 2: Equitable access to a safely managed water system that meets the present and future demand for the inhabitants of the targeted deprived and informal areas

Outcome 3: Adopted water saving measures among the inhabitants of the targeted deprived and informal areas through gender sensitive activities


Risultati principali attesi:  

Under outcome 1:

Output 1     AWSC business processes are analyzed and modeled for improvement towards more effective, efficient and reliable service provision

Output 2     AWSC cost side is analyzed and optimized with a focus on leak detection and energy saving measures

Output 3     AWSC revenue side is analyzed and optimized with the aid of an improved customer data base

Output 4     Lessons learnt, best practices and recommendations from Phase 1 are integrated into policy dialogue on sector reform at national level

Under Outcome 2:

Output 5     Water distribution network extended and rehabilitated in Khor Awada, Kattereya, Amberkab and El-Nasiriya (continuation in the remaining part)

Output 6     Water supply system enhanced to provide enough water with a sufficient pressure in Khor Awada, Kattereya and Amberkab (water storage and pumping capacity provided, transmission pipelines built)

Under outcome 3:

Output 7     Awareness outreach activities on hygiene, water and environmental issues in schools conducted 

Output 8     Public awareness campaigns with a focus on adopting efficient water use strategies conducted in cooperation with AWSC

Output 9     Community awareness activities and initiatives implemented by local CDAs and the awareness & community teams of AWSC

Output 10   Communication channels among community leaders, project team and AWSC representatives are established as well as Project implementation involved the residents of the targeted settlement areas in a participatory way

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

No previous phase has been carried out, however, a single phase project "Access to Quality Drinking Water and More Efficient Water Usage" was implemented between 2012 – 2016 with following key results:

Modernisation and extension of water supply and distribution system within informal settlement area of El-Nasiriya (serving 100'000 inhabitants)

New operational and management tools were tested at the AWSC

Adoption of different water rationalisation measures by the inhabitants of El-Nasiriya

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Economia privata
  • Settore privato straniero Sud/Est
  • Settore privato svizzero

Altri partner

Governorate of Aswan


Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW)

Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities (MoHUUC) 

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori SECO (synergies with projects in sanitation and wastewater management)
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    9’142’838 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    8’474’886
Fasi del progetto Fase 2 01.05.2022 - 31.12.2025   (Fase in corso)

Fase 1 01.07.2017 - 31.08.2022   (Completed)