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 Arabia announces 16 more deaths from COVID-19 as restrictions partially eased

Updated 28 May 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 16 more deaths from COVID-19 as restrictions partially eased

  • The health ministry announced 3,531 new cases of recovery
  • Saudi Arabia will see a partial ease in coronavirus lockdown restrictions from Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 16 more deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 1,644 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
The health ministry urged citizens and residents to abide by measures to prevent the spread of the virus as the Kingdom starts to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions from Thursday.
Of the new cases, 611 were recorded in Riyadh, 360 in Jeddah, 148 in Makkah, 101 in Dammam and 91 in Hufof.
The health ministry also announced 3,531 new cases of recovery, which brings the total number of patients who have recovered in the Kingdom so far to 54,553.
A total of 441 people have died from the coronavirus in the Kingdom so far.