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Water Infrastructure in Qatar

Desalination is the main source of domestic water supply in Qatar, meeting about 50% of the total water demand. The first seawater desalination plant was established in 1953, based on the submerged tube process, with a capacity of 682 m3/d. The second plant was set up in 1962 at Ras Abu Aboud, based on the commercially successful multi-stage flash distillation process, with a capacity of 0.25 MCM/d.[1] Since then, Qatar has invested in building several desalination plants to meet its water needs. Commissioning of all the desalination plants, along with the capacity and technology used, are summarized in Table 1. Kahramaa is responsible for the distribution of the desalinated water to domestic users.