Qatar water consumption "highest in the world"
Kahramaa says per capita usage hit 216 cubic metres through 2012
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has said that Qatar’s per capita water consumption is now the highest in the world, according to The Peninsula. Water consumption in the country reportedly hit a massive 216 cubic metres per person in 2012, prompting calls from Kahramaa for residents to think about sustainability and water conservation.
Qatar is currently investing considerable funds to shore up its water reserves, with recent news focusing on both its huge US $3 billion Facility D IWPP – a 60 million gallons per day facility – and its efforts to develop strategic water reserves to insulate the country against a potential water production shortage.
Kahramaa has also said that a new desalination plant at Ras Abu Fontas, with a capacity of 36 million gallons per day, has already been approved. The country is also investing around $6 billion to develop its water network over the next decade, with priorities that include maintenance of existing water pumping stations.