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13th Gulf Water Conference
March 12 - March 14
Despite the extreme scarcity of water resources in the region, the GCC countries have done well in providing water for their ever-increasing population and rapidly expanding economic base and activities. However, the GCC countries are faced with major challenges manifested by increasing financial, economic and environmental costs associated with providing water supplies. These challenges are expected to grow with time under the current policies and management approaches driven by many external and internal drivers, which include rapid population growth, changing consumption patterns, low management efficiencies, and the expected impacts of climate change
In the municipal sector, to meet escalating water demands under the current rapid population and urbanization rates and changing…