Industry experts to address Saudi water challenges

The SWF is organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, and will take place in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Updated 14 February 2020

Industry experts to address Saudi water challenges

  • Through the event, the ministry aims to draw on international expertise to help achieve the goals of Vision 2030

RIYADH: Water industry experts will gather in Saudi Arabia next month to discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing the sector.
The Saudi Water Forum (SWF 2020), being organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture under the title “Water Sustainability and Global Responsibility,” will be staged in Riyadh from March 17-19.
Through the event, the ministry aims to draw on international expertise to help achieve the goals of Vision 2030 and the Kingdom’s national water strategy.
Water security and sustainability are key global issues, particularly in Saudi Arabia where scarcity of water resources and rapid population growth has created an increased demand for water. 


Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

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Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

RIYADH: Saudi air defense forces shot down ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed Houthi "terrorists"  towards civilian areas in the Kingdom, the Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Friday.

The missiles were intercepted at 12:30 a.m. after they were launched toward cities in Saudi Arabia, Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). 

"The missiles were launched in a systematic, deliberate manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant defiance of the International Humanitarian Law," the statement said.

It did not mentioned which cities were targeted. 

Yemen's capital, Sanaa "has become a Houthi militia assembly, installation and launching hub for ballistic missiles that target the Kingdom. The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has exercised extreme prudence and self-restraint in dealing with the violations of the Houthi militia through launching ballistic missiles, UAVs and Remote Controlled exploding boats.

"The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to apply and implement all decisive and rigorous measures, in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law, to protect Coalition States’ nationals and expatriates from such barbaric attacks,” the statement said.