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Middle East water in brief Vol 16, Issue 5 (May 2015)

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Company, better known as Kahramaa, has cancelled its plans for a major SWRO desalination plant at Ras Laffan.

Desalters Vol 16, Issue 3 (March 2015)

  • Brazil looks set to open up as a major desalination market. The governor of Rio de Janeiro has been inquiring about the possibility of building a desalination plant capable of serving 1 million people. Sabesp, the utility serving São Paulo, is also said to be considering...
  • Meanwhile, the Chilean government’s new desalination and wastewater plan, which had been scheduled for publication in January, has been delayed by a debate over how...
  • Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries has launched a call for expressions of interest in the first of two combined seawater desalination and irrigation BOT (build-operate-transfer) projects...
  • Jordan and Israel have reached agreement on a water-sharing deal, but it is likely to be another five years before the 192,000m3/d desalination plant proposed for Aqaba becomes a reality...
  • Qatar’s national water and electricity offtaker has awarded a contract to build the country’s first major membrane desalination facility. The Qatar Electricity & Water Company will own and operate the 36MIGD (163,656m3/d) Ras Abu Fontas A3 facility, and has lined up...

Red-Dead link still far off, despite agreement Vol 16, Issue 3 (March 2015)

The signing of a long-awaited water sharing deal between Israel and Jordan has cleared the way for procurement of a massive desalination project at Aqaba. Technical and financial issues mean a huge array of hurdles remain.

Jordan taps aquifer to create breathing space Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

The flood of refugees has pushed water resources in the country to breaking point, despite the successful rollout of the Disi-Amman conveyor project. More groundwater will be needed until desal can come to the rescue.

Jordan faces up to the cost of Red-Dead Sea Vol 15, Issue 7 (July 2014)

Jordan is bullish on the prospects for stage one of its ambitious project. In the long term, however, the cost of operating the scheme means major incentives beyond the world of water will be required to make it bankable.

Red Sea plant looks better green Vol 15, Issue 2 (February 2014)

Jordan should link its desalination plans with its ambitions for renewable energy, says Tom Scotney.

REFORM SCHOOL Vol 15, Issue 2 (February 2014)

A new report from PwC, released earlier this month, proposes five key measures to tackle the crisis in the Spanish water market and stimulate the flow of private funds into the sector.

Desal worries hover over Red-Dead Sea plan Vol 14, Issue 12 (December 2013)

The signing of a cross-border agreement on transferring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea is a historic political coup. The desal plant that will drive the project could be a more difficult – and more distant – prospect.

ARAB DESAL Vol 14, Issue 9 (September 2013)

At the end of August, Jordanian prime minister Abdullah Nsur announced that the country would be pursuing a $1 billion scaled-down version of the Jordan Red Sea Project.

Capital issues linger in Amman Vol 14, Issue 9 (September 2013)

Water transfers with Israel would solve one problem for Jordan’s planners. Construction costs remain the elephant in the room.