• Capabilities: Water Solutions , Water Management , Water Supply and Treatment , Sustainable Urban Development
  • Sectors: Water and Utilities , Water
  • Region: Middle East , Qatar

Water Security Mega Reservoirs

Doha, Qatar - Middle East - In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the demand for water across Qatar due to the country's rapid and continuous growth and development. Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation, KAHRAMAA, launched a water project to provide seven days of strategic water storage within its network.

5

mega reservoir sites

7

days full water storage

Between now and 2030, the number of people living in Qatar is expected to increase by almost a quarter to 2.3 million. It has also become a tourist destination and will host the 2022 World Cup. Rapid demographic and economic changes heighten the need for improved efficiency and capacity of their public services such as power and water, with desalination plants being the country’s main source of freshwater.  Recognizing the challenge of meeting the growing demand for water with increased efficiency, the country recognized the need for a national strategic plan to safeguard its future. 

With just under two days of water in the system at any given time, any disaster – be it natural or man-made – would have the potential to create serious problems in Doha. KAHRAMMA, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, is therefore increasing water storage and security, but also their efficiency through an ambitious, first-of-its-kind mega reservoir project. Five interconnected sites, each containing four-to-five reservoirs, are currently under construction and are on course to be delivered by 2018. Additionally, an expansion to nine reservoirs at each site is scheduled to be delivered by 2036, improving efficiency and storage in Qatar’s water system even further. 

Each reservoir site will be connected directly to the existing water transmission system. This allows the bulk storage to be held in close proximity to where demand will be,  while also making sure the water in circulation continues to comply with the World Health Organization standards. Qatar’s mega reservoirs will be the largest of their kind in the world. With seven full days of water security, Doha’s people and businesses will have an efficient, secure and flexible supply for its future.

Proposed Reservoir Site
Proposed Reservoir Site
Completed Excavation Site Kahramaa Mega Reservoirs
Qatar Doha Water Sec Mega Reservoirs

Outcomes

5

mega reservoir sites

7

days full water storage

15,000,000

meters cubed of potable water storage

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