Posted on May 04, 2018

Qatar participated in the third edition of the Arab Water Conference which kicked off in Kuwait under the theme “Arab Integration in Water Resources Management”.

Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, chaired Qatar’s delegation to the conference, which includes President of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), Eng. Issa bin Hilal Al Kuwari and a number of officials in the water sector in the State. 

The two-day conference will shed light on a number of topics including water policies and strategies for sustainable development, the use of renewable energy for the production and management of water resources, the development of water resources in the Arab region, and the interrelationship between water, energy and food. The Conference will discuss 44 specialised scientific working papers on various areas of water, with the participation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and a number of other international organisations. The delegation also took part in the 10th session of the Arab Ministerial Water Council, which also opened in Kuwait.

The delegation presented Qatar’s experience on feeding the aquifer basin through the drilling of wells in order to increase nutrition rates, in the context of presenting experiences, success stories and pioneering projects in the field of water resources. The agenda of the 10th session of the Arab Water Ministerial Council included 23 items, including Arab cooperation in the exploitation of shared water resources, the regional initiative for the interrelationship between the energy, water and food sectors and their activities and the expansion of the use of non-conventional water.