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‘Kuwait is still 1 of top nations in provision, sustainability of water’

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KUWAIT CITY, March 14: Minister of Education, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf, affirmed that Kuwait was and still is one of the leading countries in the field of water provision and its sustainability through desalinating sea water through the establishment of a desalination plant using multi-stage flash evaporation technology.

File photo: Water storage tanks behind the minarets of a mosque

This came in a speech by Al-Mudhaf, delivered on his behalf by the Acting Director-General of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Dr. Mana’ Al-Sedrawi, on Monday, at the opening ceremony of the conference “Wastewater Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions to Take Mitigation Measures to Combat Climate Change”, which will be held at the institute until March 17. Al-Mudhaf pointed to the importance of water and the role that Kuwait plays in sustaining the prosperity it enjoys in light of the many challenges represented in the scarcity of water resources, harsh climatic conditions and the effects of global warming and climate change, which are expected to increase its complexities in the arid and semiarid regions of the world.

Technologies
He explained that Kuwait is one of the world’s leading countries in the field of sewage treatment using the latest technologies, as it ranks among the advanced centers in the Arab world and globally in this field. It utilizes reverse osmosis technology and ultra-fine filtration to treat all types of wastewater. He stressed that the government of Kuwait paid special attention to the treatment of industrial wastewater, as it issued about ten years ago a regulation for the transfer of this water with the aim of establishing a system to control the transfer of industrial liquid waste and its disposal in safe environmental ways that prevent harm to public health, safety and welfare of society, and the establishment of a database on quality and quantities and sources of industrial effluents.

Al-Mudhaf added that government institutions and ministries in the country are making unremitting efforts to support wastewater management and develop the necessary technologies by taking advantage of the latest innovations in this field. He stated that the participation of many scientists, researchers and decision-makers from representatives of countries and international and regional organizations in this conference is evidence of the sincerity of the sincere efforts and sincere determination of all concerned in this field to reach effective water policies aimed at dealing with the challenges facing the region and to achieve optimal management of water resources in dry and semi-arid areas in light of highly precise climatic variables. He stressed that he is absolutely certain that the outcomes of this important conference will positively reflect on improving knowledge and consolidating ideas to form a platform for cooperation and joint action within a regional and international vision during which efforts are integrated and through which experiences are exchanged in the field of water management, and initiatives for promising future projects are developed that deal with the latest technologies, (KUNA).

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