A new plant treats wastewater in Bahr El- Baqar, in the Sinai, east of the Suez Canal in Egypt.

The plant, inaugurated by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, will provide water for the irrigation of more than 168,000 hectares of plantations in Sinai.

Like desalination, the reuse of wastewater has become essential to cope with water stress in Egypt.