Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar- Arab Water Conference begins today  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 27/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Second Arab Water Conference opens in Doha today under the theme "Toward the Rational Management of Water Resources in Arab Countries - Sustainable and Creative Solutions to Meet Current Challenges."

The three-day event is being held under the auspices of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) in cooperation with the Arab Ministerial Water Council.

Many high-level delegations representing Arab states are already in Qatar, having participated in many of the pre-conference sessions.

The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, will attend the opening session at 9am.

Papers on a variety of topics will be presented at the conference. One of the first sessions of the day will feature a discussion on the state of drinking water quality and ways to improve standards and maintain high quality of drinking water, given th highly competitive nature of the sector.


Corrosion in the potable water distribution system is also a major concern and one of the sessions will address this challenge within a market context, as well as look at factors affecting concrete barriers used in reinforcing dams.

Food safety will be a major topic of discussion within the overall context of the Arab Water Conference's first day, with innovative techniques for water harvesting for agriculture, trickle irrigation methods, furrow irrigation and surface runoff water utilisation all being addressed.

One of the key sessions will be a panel debate at 6.30 pm today, which will be moderated by Fahad bin Mohammed Al Attiya, chairman of Qatar National Food Security Programme. This will feature ministers from the region in an open discussion about the challenges and opportunities that have to be embraced to make a difference in tackling food and water security together.

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 22 2017 - Saudi King Meets U.S. Senator John McCainQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) QNA) - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met on Tuesday with U.S. Senator John McCain. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed ...

 Feb 22 2017 - Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Meets U.S. Senator John McCainQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Riyadh, February 21 (QNA) - Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, met on Tuesday with U.S. ...

 Feb 22 2017 - Lavrov: Russia Ready to Contribute to Enhancing Security of Baltic, ArcticQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Moscow, February 21 (QNA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed his country's readiness to participate in different initiatives for enhancing the security ...

 Feb 22 2017 - Greek President Meets Saudi FMQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Riyadh, February 21 (QNA) - Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Tuesday met Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir. During the meeting, the two sides ...

 Feb 22 2017 - U.S. Reveals New Deportation PolicyQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Washington, February 21 (QNA) - The U.S. Homeland Security Department on Tuesday revealed new policy guidelines for deporting undocumented immigrants, expanding the ...

 Feb 22 2017 - 2 Additional N. Koreans Identified as Being Linked to Kim Jong-nam's MurderQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Kuala Lumpur, February 22 (QNA) - Malaysian police said Wednesday they identified two additional North Koreans, including a diplomat, as being linked to the murder of ...

 Feb 22 2017 - South Sudan Leader Vows to Fight FamineQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Juba, February 22 (QNA) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir vowed that the government would ensure that aid reaches areas hit by famine after three years of war that has ...

 Feb 22 2017 - Australian Prime Minister Meets Israeli CounterpartQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Canberra, February 22 (QNA) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met here Wednesday with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, who is the first Israeli ...

 Feb 22 2017 - Turkish Forces Kill 14 ISIS Militants in Northern SyriaQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Ankara, February 22 (QNA) - Turkish forces killed at least 14 ISIS militants in northern Syria in the last 24 hours, according to the Turkish military Wednesday. In a ...

 Feb 22 2017 - Sudanese President Affirms to Continue Dialogue with US on Ties NormalizationQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Khartoum, February 22 (QNA) - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir affirmed on continuing the dialogue with the US administration to reach the full normalization of relations ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help