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National Water Act for Qatar

Country aims to reduce water loss and desal dependency with new act

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New act will provide comprehensive structure for Qatar's water resources. (Getty Images)
New act will provide comprehensive structure for Qatar's water resources. (Getty Images)

Following the news that Qatar has one of the highest per capita household water use figures in the world, officials have announced there will be a national water act in place by 2016.

Studies have shown that people in Qatar use an average of 310 litres of water a day; more than double the average for western European countries, and in an attempt to address the high consumption, the act will form part of the Qatar National Strategic Plan 2011-2016.

With water consumption in the country expected to rise by between five and seven per cent a year until 2020, authorities hopeful that a comprehensive act could help the nation to curb heavy water losses, and ease the dependency on desalination.
 

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