Water saving solutions were at the top of the agenda recently at an event hosted by Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
The seminar, titled ‘Future Planning of Water Strategy,’ brought senior representatives from Qatar’s construction and sustainability industry together to examined eco-friendly and sustainable water management systems and to propose new ways to advance the treatment of water in Qatar.
The experts discussed the importance of capturing, storing, managing and re-using diverse sources of water, in order to achieve sustainable development, as the country’s population increases and demand for water supply grows.
Dr Alex Amato, Head of Sustainability at QGBC, said, “The possibility of local treatment for both black and grey water and the storage of rainwater recycled for irrigation leads us to consider if large-scale storm water and sewage infrastructure is necessary. We need to explore whether this is the time to consider the deployment of new technologies for local water treatment that can substantially improve our built environment.”
Stephen Herd, Business Development Manager of Polypipe, said, “The conventional approach to storm water management is treating rainfall as waste rather than as a resource, but sustainable storm water design treats rainfall runoff as a valuable resource.”
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