Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Dam water utilization

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Dam water utilization

Client Ministry of Water & Electricity (MOWE)
Partner The project is jointly executed with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Project Description The primary purpose of the project is developing concepts for the utilization of the water from 100 dams (48 of which are operating, 52 are under construction or planned), located in the west and south-west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At a later stage of the project, detailed designs, ready for tendering for water utilization infrastructures shall be provided. As a first step, as-is assessment of the current situation is crucial. Therefore all dams have been visited, information collected and water samples taken wherever possible. As main criteria for future dam water use, the amount of available water and its quality have been defined. A further criteria is the water demand in the vicinity of the dams (e.g. for agriculture / irrigation or domestic water supply). Phase 1 shall identify dams for further detailed investigation and elaboration of preliminary designs. The third phase comprises detailed design for the construction of water infrastructure facilities, such as pumping stations, reservoirs, pipeline systems and, where applicable and useful, water treatment plants. A further utilization method to be considered is controlled artificial recharge of the downstream Wadis (e.g. by means of underground dams and future utilization by shallow groundwater wells). The detailed designs shall be provided for 50 dams.
Project Duration 2010 – 2012
Our Services
  • As-is assessment at 100 dams, including sampling and water analyses
  • Development of dam water utilization concepts
  • Preliminary design of water infrastructure facilities (water treatment plants, pumping stations, reservoirs, pipeline systems, underground dams, etc.)
  • Detailed design for the above
Results
  • Water sampling and technical evaluation of existing infrastructures (finalized)
  • Elaboration of water utilization concepts (ongoing)
  • Preliminary design (future task)
  • Final design (future task)
Contact Tilman Mieseler Dornier Consulting Riyadh / Saudi Arabia P.O. Box 2730 Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia Tilman.mieseler@dornier-consulting.com Dr. Frank Wolcke P.O. Box 48327 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tel. +971 2 6270906 Fax +971 2 6270608 frank.wolcke@dornier-consulting.com