... more than an ingredient in your drink.

Water is the base of all life!

From fresh water to salty oceans...


Water constitutes the basis of all life. The hydrological cycle of planet Earth is similar to the human blood circulation system: Water evaporates, falls back down as rain and runs from fresh water rivers into the salty oceans. Without the influence of human beings, the water clears and cleans itself along the way. 71% of the surface of the Earth is covered by water, mainly salt-water. Potable water is a scarce resource and must neither be wasted nor polluted any further.


SEKEM needs water to irrigate the plants on the fields and green corridors, for processing and for the employees. We use three sources of water: Nile water, government-distributed water and well water. In all companies and all farms, certain rules for water usage apply though they are not yet enforced through a written policy. The waste water from all companies is reused after treatment as irrigation water for the trees at the main SEKEM farm.


We support the CEO Water Mandate, a UN Global Compact Initiative. As Egypt will be hugely impacted by the world’s water scarcity, we regard it as one of our highest priorities to raise awareness for the careful and efficient usage of the country’s water sources.


Waste water treatment with effective organisms


EM stands for effective microorganisms in a watery mix of 84 aerobic and anaerobic varieties such as the family of yeast, lactobacilli and photosynthesis bacteria. When applied to waste water, two effects can be observed. Due to the activities of the microorganisms, the odor is drastically reduced and sludge in the sewage treatment plant is decreased by 50%. We get our high quality EM from a company in Germany and re-breed them only twice to avoid uncontrollable mutations.


Do you know how important a living soil is?

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