MENA region to be hardest hit by water shortages
Green ME 2011 to focus on tackling water shortage issue
Tripling of global water demand by 2030 means water scarcity has rocketed to the top of the agenda of topics to be addressed at Green Middle East 2011.
A recent report from the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) forecasts that the GCC will be hardest hit by shortages within the region, due to a combination of low rainfall, climate change and population growth.
“Many regions around the world have to deal with shortages of water, in the Middle East and North Africa it is particularly acute. Green Middle East will discuss strategies and solutions to address supply challenges and opportunities for the sector,” said Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, director-general of Expo Centre, Sharjah.
The show will be held between October 17-19 at the Sharjah Expo Centre and will highlight the latest in environmental sustainability ideas.
“From membrane filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to mobile water treatment plants for remote locations and effluent treatment technology for the food processing industry, a full array of new advances in the industry will be covered at the event,” said Al Midfa.