Kuwait signs desalination / reuse research agreement

The Kuwait Ministry of Water & Electricity announced on 7 August 2013 that it had just signed a US$ 5 million cooperation agreement with the Kuwait Scientific Research Institute to develop new desalination solutions.

The institute will also look for ways to rationalize water use and wastewater reuse.

Ministry undersecretary Ahmed al Jassar said, "The ministry is pinning high hopes on the outcome of these studies in its quest for better desalination solutions and rationalizing methods. The studies will also aim at reaching the best methods to achieve water security and optimum water resources management."

The project is part of the government's efforts to keep pace with growing demand for drinking water in the country.

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