Water

Dubai launches second Global Water Award with prizes up to $1mn
Overseen by Suqia, under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the award has three main categories: Innovative Projects Award, Innovative Research & Development Award, and Innovative Individual Award, with prizes totaling $1mn
Saudi Arabia turns up temperature on water reduction plans
While Saudi Arabia has increasingly turned to desalination to make up for its lack of surface and ground water, Qatrah aims to balance the water production/consumption formula through a much wider variety of means
Saudi Arabia launches major water conservation programme ahead of World Water Day
Through the programme, dubbed Qatrah, the ministry of environment, water and agriculture aims to reduce daily per capita consumption from 263 litres to 200 litres by 2020 and to 150 litres by 2030
Dubai saves $327.7mn in water and electricity consumption
The commercial sector generated the biggest electricity savings between 2008 and 2018
GCC countries mull water interconnectivity
There have been suggestions to come up with one water grid for Gulf states, to meet growing demand
Dewa, Fewa sign deal on strategic water interconnection
The MoU includes joint efforts to develop, operate, and maintain strategic water interconnections

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