Goal 6

Ministry of Energy unveils UAE Water Security Strategy 2036

The Ministry of Energy unveiled on Wednesday the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036, which aims to ensure sustainable access to water during both normal and emergency conditions in line with local regulations, standards of the World Health Organisation, and the UAE's vision to achieve prosperity and sustainability. The announcement was made at the UAE Annual Government Meetings taking place in Abu Dhabi. The overall objectives of the strategy are to reduce total demand for water resources by 21 percent, increase the water productivity index to $110 per cubic meter, reduce the water scarcity index by three degrees, increase the reuse of treated water to 95 percent, and increase national water storage capacity up to two days.