INTERVIEW: ‘GROHE is working with regional partners to implement ‘crucial’ water-saving technologies’It is crucial for the GCC countries...

INTERVIEW: ‘GROHE is working with regional partners to implement ‘crucial’ water-saving technologies’It is crucial for the GCC countries...INTERVIEW: ‘GROHE is working with regional partners to implement ‘crucial’ water-saving technologies’
It is crucial for the GCC countries to maintain a nexus approach to water management - Fawzi Dernaika, company Leader - KSA, MENA, LIXIL EMENA

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Germany-based GROHE is working closely with all its regional partners to implement water-saving technologies across key residential and commercial projects, Fawzi Dernaika, company Leader - KSA, MENA, LIXIL EMENA, told Zawya Projects.

The plumbing fixtures manufacturer is also working with regional stakeholders on innovations to reduce water leakage and consumption since water-saving technologies in mega projects are critical.

“We are working with regional stakeholders to develop these at scale across several key infrastructure projects and are on our way to achieve water security.”

Dernaika said that the GCC countries must maintain a nexus approach to water management, keep a check on the cost of water and its availability to the private sector, as well as achieve regional cooperation rather than work towards this issue individually.

Here are the excerpts from the interview:

What are the new sustainability trends in architecture and design in the GCC?

Sustainability features very prominently on the national agenda of many GCC countries as they diversify their economies and explore cleaner solutions in infrastructure, public transport and architecture and design. We are seeing a shift to more local and sustainably sourced materials, water and energy conservation, and other measures that facilitate green building design.

LIXIL and its brand GROHE have been pioneering sustainability to strengthen our profitability, supply chain, agility, and resilience in the region.

We see significant opportunities to make greater contributions to climate change mitigation through our business operations, products, and services. We work closely with architects and designers in the GCC to ensure that we deliver our extensive range of solutions when required.