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GCC 'Water Week' to be observed early

Minister of Agriculture and Water Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Bin Mu'ammar announced today that observance of 'Water Week' by the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will begin on Monday, March 15, in accordance with a decision taken at the 10th GCC water and agriculture ministerial conference in Kuwait.  The week is intended to create awareness among GCC citizens on the need to conserve water in all areas. In the past, observance of 'Water Week' coincided with International Water Day on March 23 each year.  This year, however, this date falls at the start of the Eid-Al-Adha holiday.