January Ramble: visit the Al Karaana lagoons site
Saturday January 12th, 2019
We start the new year with a unique opportunity to visit the Al Karaana lagoons site, as it undergoes major work. As a reminder, Al Karaana Lagoons have been used for years as an industrial sewage dumping area. Qatar (Ashghal) has decided to clean the area to preserve the environment. We’ll be allowed to see the changes that are taking place, and observe the wildlife that still uses the site as a habitat.
Please note that since we’ll be entering an active construction site, there will be some restrictions applied. We have to limit the number of participants. Children will not be allowed on this trip, and closed shoes are a must. 4x4 is not required, we can carpool from our meeting point and convoy to the site of the lagoons.
Gathering Place and Time
Date & Time: Saturday, January 12 at 8:00 a.m.
Duration: 4 hours (Attendees can leave or stay anytime they need to depart.)
Hyatt Plaza Mall Parking lot, then we will convoy to the site of the lagoons.
Thomas Clouet, Suez
Please sign up during our regular meeting on Wednesday, January 9th from 6:30 to 6:55.
This is a QNHG members only ramble. If you are unable to attend the meeting this month, please send an email to the
Trip Leaders Bios
Trip Leader BioMr. Clouet is a Project Manager with engineering background, in the field of water treatment. With fifteen years of experience within SUEZ Group, working on Engineering/Procurement/Construction sewage treatment plants, potable water production plant, sludge drying systems in Egypt, France, India & Qatar. Mr. Clouet arrived in November 2017 in Qatar for this Al Karaana lagoon project, a major project for soil remediation and rehabilitation.
At the minimum, be equipped with the following items:
Closed shoes that allow walking in moderately rough terrain. (e.g. sneakers should be fine, safety shoes would be ideal)
Sun HatEasy to carry water bottle