Abu Dhabi produces 9% of world’s total desalinated water, official says at Mena Forum 2022

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  • Date: 15-Mar-2022
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
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Abu Dhabi produces 9% of world’s total desalinated water, official says at Mena Forum 2022

Abu Dhabi: Nine per cent of the world’s total desalinated water is being produced at desalination plants in Abu Dhabi, a senior Abu Dhabi government official told delegates at the two-day 3rd Mena Desalination Projects Forum 2022 that got underway at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Hotel today. Khadija Bin Braik, Director of Water Pricing and Tariffs at Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, said in her keynote address: “The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region represents about 48 per cent of the total desalinated water output in the world. The UAE — the second largest desalination market in the world after Saudi Arabia — generates about 14 per cent of the total desalination water output. The emirate of Abu Dhabi represents about 9 per cent of the world’s total desalinated water production, making it one of the largest producers of desalinated water in the world.” Bin Braik noted “Abu Dhabi has an installed capacity of 960 million imperial gallons of water production capacity per day (MIGD), while its peak demand is 833 MIGD — leaving enough spare capacity”. She added: “As much as 60 per cent of Abu Dhabi’s water supply comes from ground water, 30 per cent