The Muharraq project is a 100,000 m3/day state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant with a sewer conveyance system in the Muharraq catchment area. The facility’s operation began in 2014, and Almar Water Solutions acquired 35% of this project in 2019.
While water infrastructures are not attacked as much as other utilities, they are vulnerable due to their importance in any region’s economic and social development. The biggest cyber threats in the water sector are software vulnerability, ransomware (information hijacking), and pishing (theft of user access data).
Today, on World Water Day, raising awareness of the need to accelerate change is essential. The relevance of achieving the SDG 6 will help advance others goals and promote the achievement of the other SDGs. A sustainable management of water resources will, in turn, help end poverty and hunger, guarantee a healthy life and well-being for all, reduce inequality, achieve sustainable cities and communities, protect natural ecosystems, and promote sustainable development in the world, among others. This means lagging behind in achieving SDG 6 seriously threatens the 2030 Agenda.
What is water worth? Can its value be measured? Who or what determines it?
These simple questions take work to answer. Yet, in our daily lives, we often overlook the role of water; we are unaware of the priceless value of “blue gold” in everything around us. Since water is fundamental to life, society, and economies, it has multiple values and benefits. Still, unlike most other natural resources, its “real” value is tough to define.
At the latest UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), held in Egypt under the slogan “Together for Implementation”, water seems to have taken on greater importance than at previous summits. One day, promoted by the Egypt’s Presidency, was dedicated to debating the impact of global warming on water resources, as well as the adaptation measures that should be implemented to protect water management from the effects of climate change.
Despite the progress over the past twenty years, sanitation is still one of the Sustainable Development Goals that is furthest out of reach. For this reason, on November 19, Almar Water Solutions mobilizes to make the invisible visible.
The world is becoming more and more urban, posing new and difficult challenges for urban water management. Today, around 55% of the world’s 4.2 billion people live in cities. This trend is expected to continue; by 2050, the urban population will double and almost 7 out of 10 people will live in urban centers. In this sense, on World Cities Day, we at Almar Water Solutions want to highlight the role that the cities of the future, Smart Cities, play in water management.
The digitization of water is a major challenge, reducing losses in supply infrastructures, saving water and energy, and optimizing supply have become global objectives. For this reason, it has become a strategic priority for governments and public, private and mixed companies supplying cities.