BMI View: This quarter we have expanded and revised our forecasts to include water extraction by source, mains and household consumption, losses and treated wastewater. Overall , although we see Qatar as one of the most active water infrastructure sectors due to the extensive investment being undertaken in the run up to the 2022 FIFA event, we continue to view the overall water and sanitation services as underdeveloped, particularly the latter , due to the lack of adequate sewage networks and treatment facilities.
Qatar is one of the largest per capita water consumers in the world, with consumption levels quadruple that of the average European consumer. In order to cater to the vast consumption levels and limited freshwater reserves, the country is focusing on a massive reservoir-development project. At present five reservoirs are under construction or in the tendering process and more are in the pipeline. Desalination facilities and wastewater treatment projects are also seeing extensive investment under the auspices of various Ashghal development programmes; we expect these programmes - designed to boost the country's water availability - will continue, offering numerous opportunities to water infrastructure companies. However, water treatment and sanitation is still extremely underdeveloped and needs a large amount of investment. Robust private consumption on the back of a fast-growing population and large government spending commitments will drive developments in the water supply, distribution and sanitation sectors as demand continues to soar. Over 2022, demand for water is likely to increase by 50% due to the influx of tourists. Ministry officials are putting the level of water needed at around 2mn cubic metres a day during the peak of the event. This will put extreme pressure on the system, resulting in a swathe of government projects into various aspects of the water sector.
Although we expect that the majority of projects related to the FIFA...
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BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Water Extraction, Water Consumption and Water Treatment & Sanitation.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the water and wastewater sectors and the potential affects for industrial consumers, within the broader political, economic and business environment.
Industry & Economic Forecasts
Historic data series (2011-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions. Indicators include extraction, consumption and treatment.
Evaluation of the water industry in each state, with special emphasis on supply & consumption, distribution, treatment & sanitation, regulations & tariffs.
Industry Trends & Developments
Analysis of latest projects across the water infrastructure sector including Water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination facilities, mains water and sewage network expansions, dams, and hydropower plants.
Provides an overview of key government ministries overseeing the water sector together with regulatory organisations, alongside the central companies involved in water and wastewater distribution and treatment services in the country.