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  • International Water Summit has sourced this news from Zawya. Two new seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plants have been set up in the southern Moroccan town of Boujdour to boost water supplies to the area. Residents now have access to an additional 7,000 cubic meters of drinking water.  Wetico, a subsidiary of Abunayyan Holding Company, won the contract for the design, manufacture, installation and start-up of the plants from the Moroccan National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) in 2013. 

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  • International Water Summit has sourced this news from Trade Arabia. Getting freshwater will become increasingly challenging for countries in the Mena region as populations grow and living standards rise over the coming decades. In many cases, current water sources will become unsustainable, the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights in a new analysis. To reduce the use of non-renewable groundwater and still meet growing water needs, the production of desalinated seawater in the Mena region is projected to be 13 times higher in 2040 compared to 2014. Traditionally, desalination has been powered by oil or natural gas, or is based on reverse osmosis, which requires significant quantities of electricity.

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  • International Water Summit has sourced this news from Gulf News. PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company, is a partner of the International Water Summit (IWS), highlighting the company’s commitment to responsible water stewardship in the Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA) region and across the world. The IWS is a platform that promotes water sustainability in arid regions, bringing together global leaders, experts, academics and business innovators to speed the development of new technologies and strategies for sound water stewardship.

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  • International Water Summit has sourced this news from Gulf News. Accelerating climate change threatens almost half of the world’s population with high water stress by 2030, according to the United Nations. Last year’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that increased carbon emissions could significantly reduce renewable surface water and groundwater resources in dry subtropical regions. Much of the projected total global population increase of three billion over the next three decades will occur in developing countries, putting severe pressure on already limited supplies of fresh water.

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  • International Water Summit has sourced this news from Entrepreneur Middle East. When it comes to commercial farming in the MENA region, the months of hot weather here often pose a challenge to commercial farmers wanting to set up shop here. A remedy to this problem is the concept of hydroponic farming, which grows plants without artificial elements in soil-less or aquatic-based environments, using only mineral nutrient solutions, which means crops are no longer reliant on climate or season.

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  • International Water Summit has sourced this news from GDN Online. The UAE and other GCC states are global leaders in desalination, and have proved the value of the technology in underpinning water security worldwide, said a report released at the International Water Summit (IWS) which opened in Abu Dhabi, UAE (January 16). The world uses almost 87 million cu m of desalinated water every day, and the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region accounts for 44 per cent of that figure, according to the International Desalination Association. In the GCC alone, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar are all among the world’s 10 largest users of desalination, it stated.

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  • International Water Summit has sourced this news from Trade Arabia. The Festival at Masdar City  attracted its biggest crowds ever as this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week drew to a successful close this weekend. The Festival marks the end of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, said the organisers. This year’s event featured the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, the seventh General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the ninth Zayed Future Energy Prize and the tenth World Future Energy Summit.

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  • International Water Summit has sourced this news from Saudi Gazette. The 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) ended over the weekend, with strong growth in commercial activity surrounding the event and the number of hosted business meetings surging by more than 60 percent. Hosted by Masdar as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, WFES aims to promote the business case for industries involved in sustainable energy, water, and waste management. Organizers say the rapid acceleration in the renewable energy market across the MENA and South Asian market has had a clear impact on business at the event.

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  • Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) launched Demand Side Management (DSM) program “Tarsheed” aimed at helping and encouraging its customers to use water and electricity more efficiently in line with the directives of our visionary leadership regarding environment protection for the benefit of future generations. The program is a part and parcel of ADWEA’s DSM strategy, launched at the beginning of 2016, aimed at reducing water and electricity consumption by 20% by the year 2030. Tarsheed will be officially revealed to the public through a number of presentations and public speeches during the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, on January 17th, 2017 at Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

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