2004 News Story

Kingdom marks International Water Day

Saudi Arabia today marked International Water Day under the theme ‘Water and Disasters’, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Sixth Water Week under the theme ‘Water Recycling, Rationalization and Conservation’. Undersecretary for Water Affairs at the Ministry of Water and Electricity Dr. Ali bin Saad Al-Takhees emphasized the necessity of conserving water and taking measures to stop continued attrition of underground sources, noting that the country’s annual consumption rates greatly exceed the annual rainfall figures.