Egypt is currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of rainfall in a number of its governorates. Madbouly pointed to global climate change leading to increased precipitation country-wide, with extreme amounts of rain falling in the coastal governorates, especially Alexandria. Officials in the northern governorates have had to deploy emergency teams to suction water from the streets multiple times this year. The presence of densely-packed slums and aging sanitation networks create even more of a challenge, Madbouly said. Egypt’s cities were understandably built without rainwater drainage networks, and they rely instead upon wastewater networks to get rid of rain.
Source: Egypt Independent November 25, 2020 15:11 UTC