UAE: Abu Dhabi Plans Conducive Policies for Developing Water Sector

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00



Abu Dhabi plans to implement conducive policies for the development of water sector. The plans range across immediate plans and even an Integrated Water Model to be brought to fruition by 2050. The emirate of Abu Dhabi is home to nine major water desalination plants that aim to improve the emirate's water security by meeting the basic water needs of numerous important and residential sectors, ensuring business continuity and community well-being. The emirate's nine water desalination plants have a total daily production capacity of roughly 4.13 million square metres, ensuring that the emirate's population and essential sectors have access to clean water. Apart from the current plans which is expected to yield the target by 2025, the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) has also planned the Abu Dhabi Demand-Side Management and Energy Rationalisation Strategy 2030, and the above mentioned plan for 2050. The water sector is a critical sector in Abu Dhabi’s economy and the emirate seems to be working on giving it the attention it deserves.