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Ministry of Environment and Water, and Corodex jointly celebrate ‘World Water Day 2010’

Dubai, 25 March, 2010: Concorde-Corodex Group (CCG), the Middle East’s leading water and wastewater treatment solutions provider today commemorated the World Water Day 2010 in association with the Ministry of Environment and Water.

The event was organized by Ministry of Environment and Water under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water and sponsored by Concorde-Corodex Group. The conference was chaired by Mr. Obaib Al Matroushi, The General Manager of Ministry Of Environment and waters along with Sultan Al Mulla, Chairman, Sharjah Municipality, Dr. Mohamed Al-Mulla, Director of Water Resources, Mr. Saif Al Sharaa, Executive Manager of water resources and Nature Conservation, Mr. Mahmood Awad the Managing Director of CCG and Mr. Ahmed Al Shuha, Technical Director of CCG.

Addressing the gathering Dr. Mohammed Al-Mulla said that the “Ministry is forming an Advanced Data Management system called ‘Water Resources Information System(WRIS)’ which would address all Water related issues like Irrigation, Population, Alternative Sources and would also address the most important question, How much water do we actually have?”

“The WRIS has been developed using Hydro Geoanalyst & Manager software (Schlumberger, 2009) and would have a Database Structure that allows importing/exporting/storing of all water resources related data, The database would have more advanced tools, like complex querying, borehole log plotting, 3D interpolation and visualization, time series charting, reporting and different types of visualization it would have full compatibility with GIS and would be linked to Water Budget Model”, he added.

Speaking at the seminar held at the Fairmont Hotel, Dubai, Mr. Mahmood Awad stressed the need to act now with partnership of public sectors and public to overcome the world water problems. “World Water Day is a platform for all of us join hands, come together, and fight the water problems faced by the whole world” said Mahmood Awad, Managing Director, Concorde Corodex Group.

Addressing the seminar Mr. Ahmed Al Shuha, Technical Director, CCG said “Demand is growing for new technologies to facilitate the water purification process. The Middle East is considered an arid zone with almost negligible natural fresh water resources, which have recently reached crisis levels. For the first time in history, the portable water and water treatment industries in the Middle East are under pressure to increase their efficiency. The need of the hour is to invest in technologies for water conservation and water recycling”. Mr. Ahmed spoke about different technologies specialized in converting sewage back to potable water which may be used for many non-potable industrial applications. The potable quality water can be used for the likes of district cooling, car wash, and oil and gas industries.

“Our aim is to create awareness about the best practices and proven technologies to treat water and wastewater in most efficient way, possible” he added.

“We are tackling the issue at various stages of water cycle. Right from the drinking water generation, sewage transportation, to wastewater treatment and reuse. Provided that we apply the right technology we can reduce the stress on municipal networks for supply of fresh water and transport of sewage” concluded Mr. Mahmood Awad, Managing Director, CCG.

Wter Day 2010