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GCC to discuss water network project

GCC to adopt unified policy on power and water consumption

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The average daily consumption of water per individual in the Gulf states is the highest in the world
The average daily consumption of water per individual in the Gulf states is the highest in the world

Water and electricity officials from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states will meet in Kuwait to discuss linkage project, local media reported. The meeting is being organized by GCC's electricity cooperation committee.

The committee is expected explore the possibility of implementing the joint legal and legislative rules to strengthen rationalising the consumption of water and electricity, in addition to discussing subscribers' services in the Gulf.

The average daily consumption of water per individual in the Gulf states varies between 300 and 750 liters daily, which is the highest in the world.

This is due to the absence of demand management, government focus on increasing water supply through building desalination plants, and increasing dependence on ground water. Gulf States suffer from low public awareness about the value of water resources.

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