On 29 January Diam, the Public Authority for Electricity & Water of Oman (PAEW), became a member of Watershare, the consortium of several of the world’s most reputable water research organisations and water companies who share the goal of applying global expertise to local water challenges.
As a governmental organisation, Diam provides high-quality, sustainable and reliable drinking water and power services to all of the people of the Sultanate of Oman. Drinking water and electricity services are critical to the development of Oman. In total, Diam serves a population of more than 2.4 million people.
Diam is very determined to further develop the high-level water services in Oman. A key issue in its long-term strategy is the determination of the best options for resilient water supply systems, which are able to cope with demographic and climate changes and other regional challenges.
Through Watershare, Diam will have access to worldwide knowledge and tools to assess the resilience of its water systems, and to develop and implement technologies and practices to maintain and improve water services under future conditions. In this way, Watershare dovetails perfectly with the capacity building programmes of Diam.
Diam will bring to Watershare new knowledge and practices as well as stress conditions for water systems typical for the Gulf region.
With Diam on board, Watershare now counts 20 members from all over the globe.