Dubai to host Middle East Waste and Water Congress

DUBAI — Dubai is set to host the first combined Middle East Waste and Water Congress at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here on May 28 to 29.



By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 21 Apr 2007, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:43 AM

The event will be inaugurated by Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, the Minister of Environment and Water.

“The future of the country is contingent on our ability to manage our natural resources with maximum wisdom and keenness on the interest of future generations,” the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has said, stressing the importance of conserving the natural resources.

In emerging markets like the Middle East, natural reserves are depleting due to high consumption and rapid urbanisation. Active measures are being taken to manage water demand and supply in the Middle East.

Similarly, the total waste collected in the UAE in 2005 was 11.3 million tonnes, compared to 6.6 million tonnes in 2003. To counter the acute increase in waste, the UAE alone will invest $46 billion over the next decade in environmental and pollution control projects.

The conference on waste and water is likely to discuss such key issues facing the country and the region.


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