Towards Cleaner Environment! Qatar increasingly reusing treated wastewater in agri sector
According to Qatar’s Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA), the peninsular Arab country’s treated wastewater stood at 22.11mn cubic metres in September this year thanks to its membrane ultra-filtration system that helps in the recycling of treated wastewater.
Although the treated wastewater witnessed an 11.4% month-on-month fall in the review period, there has been an overall robust reuse of treated wastewater in farming, that has received enhanced government support as part of the self-sustaining initiatives.
The treated wastewater reused in agricultural sector amounted to approximately 7.25mn cubic metres, accounting for more than 30% of the total treated wastewater this September.
However, the reuse in the farm sector saw 9% decline on yearly basis.
It must be mentioned here that the country’s farming produce reached over 90,000 tonnes, and the Environment Ministry has a target to locally produce 70% of the market needs by 2023.