WATCH: Water Shortage in Qatar

WATCH: Water Shortage in Qatar

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Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink (soon)!

If the First and Second World Wars were fought for regional and world supremacy, the Third World War, it is said, will be fought for water. While nobody is thinking about another World War just as yet, the depreciating water reserves are a real concern for many.

Qatar is one of the smallest countries in the world, but the amount of water the state consumes is eye-popping. A recent report suggested that Doha only has enough water to last three days at any given time. Think about it… 72 hours and we are all going to go thirsty.

For an average user in Qatar, who consumes 675 litres of water a day, that can be a very scary thought. Another statistic from 2013 stated that Qatar’s agricultural sector used up enough water to fill out 92,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Just do the math, how much more could that number have become in the four years since then?

One of the ways out of the problem is to treat and reuse wastewater, something that Qatari authorities are already doing. But as educated citizens, each of us has a duty to stop wasting water and start conserving it. Pass on the knowledge to the younger generation and that is the only way to ensure all of us a water-safe future.

PC: Huffington Post

By DimytriiTupikin• 29 Mar 2018 00:01
DimytriiTupikin

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By ani_chy• 4 May 2017 09:14
ani_chy

They could actually use a two way approach - supply treated water to the agricultural/farming/planting sectors, and reserve potable water for human-consumption purpose. We do see many a places where treated irrigation water is used for planting and agriculture, and maybe in immediate future, similar underground supply lines & point of connections can be ensured to farms and nursery houses.

By ranliv• 4 May 2017 07:29
ranliv

Qatar should use hydrophonics or aquaphoics in large indoor growing farms to minimize the loss of water due to evaporation and soil absorbtion. It will also protect the plants from exterme weather. The roofing could be made from solar panels so that it could power its own operation without connecting to the grid.

By muad-db• 3 Apr 2017 07:39
muad-db

We must all help .. water is precious..

By britexpat• 2 Apr 2017 16:07
britexpat

".. recent report suggested that Doha only has enough water to last three days" - at any given time.

As the article says , the agriculturals sector uses up a lot of water .. Shouldn't this be looked into. Is it really neccessary to grow fruit / veg locally ?

And yes, we should all try and conserve water

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