Sharjah’s water security

SEWA is beginning a major expansion of its acclaimed Aquifer Storage Recovery project, almost doubling Sharjah’s water reserves for peak use and emergency supplies. Although the reserve capacity is still relatively low by global comparison, the innovative structure and placement of the pumping stations has created benefits for the Emirate beyond water security to national security and antiterrorism measures.

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) in the United Arab Emirates is planning to almost double its reserve of potable water resources by the end of this year by way of its notable and award-winning Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR) facility.

The current water storage capacity is 60 million gallons, but this is currently being expanded by a further 50 million gallons. The expansion is...

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