Qatar Setting Up Database on Underground Water

2 Apr 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar

— Faced with soaring water demand, Qatar is stepping up efforts to find out what the country's water reserves actually are. The Qatari Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture asked the permanent water resources committee to establish a database on underground water resources in the country. Experts are worried that current usage rates will be reduce the life span of these natural ground water reserves, and government officials warn that measures need to be taken to preserve them. A new national strategy has been adopted and is supported by all government departments to address the scarcity of renewable water resources...

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