BMI View: Qatar has one of the fastest growing and most well f u nded water sectors in the region with significant government funds being ploughed into water supply and sanitation. We expect these trends to continue due to steady economic growth, rising construction investments and the ongoing stimulation of the projected influx of sporting fans in a few years.
Qatari economic activity will continue to expand at a strong pace during 2014, driven primarily by growth in the non-oil sector. Robust private consumption on the back of a fast-rising population, large government spending commitments, and continued progress on infrastructure projects by public enterprises will support growth over the coming quarters. We have raised our real GDP projections on the back of positive hard data and now forecast growth of 5.4% in 2014, from an estimated 5.7% in 2013 (from 4.8% and 5.0% previously). This will stimulate investment in water infrastructure - a key sector for development, not only to cater to the growing population and rising industrial demand, but also to provide resources for the influx of sports fans in future.
Qatar has one of the highest per capita electricity and water consumption levels in the world, and the energy infrastructure is being increasingly strained as construction and industrial activity picks up in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar's government plans to make investments worth US$22bn in its power and water utilities infrastructure to 2020, according to the Qatar Electricity & Water Company (Kahramaa). Qatar budgeted for US$4.1bn to be spent up to 2015 on electricity and water projects, with a raft of new projects to boost its water reserves. With a combined total value of QR3.2bn, these projects aimed to increase the country's water reserves by as much as 126%.
Qatar also aims to follow in the footsteps of its neighbour UAE and use solar power to fuel desalination plants. We believe this costly undertaking will enable the country to...
The Qatar Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Qatar.
BMI's Qatar Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Qatar.
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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-2017 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.