The Middle East has experienced many environmental concerns lately. Water resources are becoming increasingly scarce, especially for the millions there who already lack access to sanitary water. Some of these countries, including Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq, are facing unique problems that require global, immediate attention. Besides their neighboring location, one shared factor of all these countries is their lack of water resources and poor water management.
When as many as 13 out of 22 Arab countries fall into the category of severe water scarcity, with less than 500 m3 water per inhabitant per year, compared to world average of 6,000 m3, the time has come to aggressively explore sustainable alternatives to our water needs.
Aquila aim to attract partners with state-of-the-art research and industry developments in the application of desalination in industrial processes. With seawater and brackish water desalination now standard practice, recent challenges faced by the industry needing more sustainable means to deal with other saline streams (wastes and other process solutions) and how these are being resolved in an innovative way using desalination technology.