Water desalinizing conference held in Kuwait

Published November 21st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A four-day long international water desalinizing technology conference was held last week in Kuwait, warning against a future water shortage crisis, stressing in particular the countries that rely on the high costs of seawater desalinizing.  


According to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, the participants in this convention called for the guiding of local water consumption and the locating of a low-cost desalinizing technology. The per capita average share of treated water in the world is expected to decrease to 600 cubic meters by 2025. 


The director general of the Kuwaiti Scientific Research Institute, Abdul Hadi Al-Utaiby, estimates the average consumption per-capita of pure water in Kuwait at 483 liters per day, while the consumption of low-salt concentrated water amounts to 150 liters daily.  


Thus, an average Kuwaiti resident consumes 633 liters of water per day, which is twice the amount of the average water consumption in the industrialized countries, including the UK. —(Albawaba-MEBG)

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