World’s largest water reservoirs nearing completion in Qatar

Construction of five mega-reservoirs that aim to boost Qatar’s emergency water supply is now 70 percent complete, Kahramaa officials have announced. They aim to supply Qatar’s population a seven-day strategic reserve of freshwater.

Currently, the nation has at best a two-day emergency supply. This is problematic given Qatar’s growing population, which has put an increasing strain on the country’s resources.

Work on the $4.7 billion Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project began in 2015, with the initial phases slated to be done next year. Now, attention is being turned toward linking the five reservoirs through water pipelines that span a distance of up to 660km.

Source Credit: Doha News
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