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Qatar Water Report Q4 2014

  • ID: 2937365
  • September 2014
  • Region: Qatar
  • 51 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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BMI View: New power plants, desalination plants and reservoirs have all entered operation over the past few years, however, between now and the FIFA 2022 World Cup, billions of dollars of investment is still to be invested into boosting Qatar's water infrastructure. However, with a limited number of major projects in the pipeline, we highlight that over the longer term growth will moderate.

Qatar is one of the largest per capita water consumers in the world, with consumption levels quadruple that of the average European consumer. In order to cater to the vast consumption levels and limited freshwater reserves, the country is focusing on a massive reservoir-development project. At present five reservoirs are under construction or in the tendering process and more are in the pipeline. Desalination facilities and wastewater treatment projects are also seeing extensive investment under the auspices of various Ashghal development programmes and we expect this tripartite programme designed to boost the country's water availability will continue, offering numerous opportunities to water infrastructure companies. There are plans to make investments worth USD22bn in its power and water infrastructure up to 2020, according to the Qatar Electricity & Water Company (Kahramaa). Qatar has budgeted for USD4.1bn to be spent up to 2015 on electricity and water projects.

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BMI Industry View 7

SWOT 9

Water SWOT 9

Political 11

Economic 12

Business Environment 13

Industry Forecast 14

Qatar Water Forecast 14
Table: Key Data, Water Industry, Water Extraction 16

Water Consumption 17
Table: Water Consumption 18

Water Treatment And Sanitation 18
Table: Qatar Water Treatment and Wastewater 19

Industry Risk Reward Ratings 20

Qatar Risk/Reward Ratings 20
Table: Middle East & Africa Water Risk/Reward Ratings 20

Rewards 20

Risks 21

Market Overview 22

Water Supply And Consumption 22

Industries And Agriculture Water Consumption 24

Distribution 25

Treatment And Sanitation 25

Regulations And Water Tariffs 25

Industry Trends And Developments 27

Key Projects, Industry Trends And Developments 27
Table: Qatar Water Projects 31

Competitive Landscape 32

Government Authorities 32

National Water Company 32

Global Industry Overview 34

Latin America's Power Sector Will Be Largest Water Consumer 35

Exports and Solar Power Will Reduce MENA Power Sector Water Consumption 36

SSA Power Companies Face Water Consumption Crackdown Over Longer Term 37

Public Opinion and Political Manoeuvring Will Increase Water Costs for Power Companies in Western Europe 38

Desire for Independence Will Insulate CEE Power Companies For Now 39

Shale Boom Will Reduce US Power Company Water Needs 40

Demographic Forecast 42
Table: Qatar's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 43
Table: Qatar's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 44
Table: Qatar's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 45
Table: Qatar's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 45

Methodology 46

Industry Forecast Methodology 46

Sources 48

Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 48
Table: Water Risk/Reward Rating Indicators 49
Table: Weighting of Indicators 51

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