EXPO 2020 & Its Water Conservation Strategy

The countdown has already begun for Expo 2020, the most awaited mega event that is going to be a game-changer in the history of Dubai. The construction works are in full swing and major emphasis is given to promote greenery and preserve water.

The location of the event is filled with greenery and water, which is the result of a collaboration between expo organizers and Dubai Municipality, who are on a mission to create sustainable greenery and rationalize water consumption.

Water consumption systems are being used at the site and the different water sources such as wastewater, air conditioning water, groundwater discharge management and seasonal surface water flows are being reused.

According to Ahmad Al Khateeb, CEO of Development and Real Estate, Expo 2020 Dubai, “The expo will not only feature buildings and pavilions that will impress visitors, but also trails, fountains and parks that will capture their attention, as well as the Al Wasl Dome, which will serve as a giant screen.”

An area of 220,000 square metres is allocated to a nursery for plants and trees at the expo, which will cultivate 12,157 trees, more than 256,000 shrubs and numerous flowering plants and herbs. Eco-friendly methods that include solar-powered lights and organic fertilisers were adopted in the construction of the nursey.

The nursery relies on treated wastewater provided by the Dubai Municipality for its irrigation needs. The Expo plans to lessen the demand for drinking water, by using non-drinkable water for cleaning and irrigation.

Earlier, Expo 2020 was in the news for its strategies to convert waste into innovative products.