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. 


Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drones launched toward Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait

Updated 01 June 2020

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drones launched toward Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait

  • Houthi attacks on residential areas continue to violate international law says Coalition spokesman
  • Al-Maliki says deterrent measures against the terrorist Houthi militia to neutralize and destroy these capabilities rigorously will continue

RIYADH: The Arab coalition has intercepted two drones on Monday that were launched by the Houthis toward residential areas in the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt.

In a statement Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki confirmed the attack by the Houthis.

“The Houthi militia continues to violate the customary International Humanitarian Law by launching and deliberately targeting civilians and densely populated civilian areas with UAVs, threatening the lives of hundreds of civilians in the process,” Al-Maliki added.

He said the attacks were another “confirmation of rejection of the ceasefire and de-escalation initiative announced by the Coalition on (April 9, 2020).”

Al-Maliki said Houthi ceasefire violations now exceeded 5,000, in a variety of attacks using various weapons.

“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition continues to undertake all deterrent measures against the terrorist Houthi militia to neutralize and destroy these capabilities rigorously, and in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law,” he added.