Water statistics in the state of Qatar 2013
Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, Qatar
Water is life! Therefore, the protection of our national natural freshwater resources is part of our National Development Strategy. Qatar’s main source of water is desalination of seawater for drinking water supply and groundwater abstraction for agricultural purposes. The re-use of treated wastewater has already become an important alternative source of water for irrigation in agriculture and green spaces. Important successes of Qatari water policies are the supply of safe drinking water to all of its residents, reduction of water losses to a minimum, the treatment urban wastewater to a high degree and also to re-use great proportions of the treated wastewater. Statistics also show that in most economic sectors water use efficiency has increased.