Wasser Berlin focuses on Middle East

Wasser Berlin will be the official partner of the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA).

The association represents 17 Arab countries, which are Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Oman and Yemen. The association is based in Amman in Jordan.

Countries in the Middle East suffer from a number of problems. These include a lack of resources while populations expand, emergent large conurbations, an inadequate infrastructure for water supplies and wastewater disposal, and the inability of water rates to recover costs, as well as high investment costs and a shortfall in specialist workers.

These topics will be discussed at various forums and workshops during the fair and the ACWUA also plans to host a combined display of the Arab countries.

“This partnership opens up new market opportunities for our exhibitors. German companies already maintain a wide range of business ties in Arab countries which need to be extensively developed,” says Cornelia Wolff von der Sahl, project manager of Wasser Berlin International.