Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

January Talk: Al Karaana Lagoons: reclamation, rehabilitation & wildlife enhancement

Happy New Year ! We hope you will join us for our first talk of 2019. We’re honored to have Thomas Clouet, as our speaker. He is a project manager for SUEZ, one of the world’s leading environmental services companies, and he will tell us about the work they’re doing on Al Karaana Lagoons.

We welcome members and non-members alike and we do not charge for our monthly talks. Doors open at 6:30 PM and we offer tea and biscuits and time to peruse the QNHG library before the meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Our Rambles and Membership tables will also be open shortly after 6:30.

Speaker: Thomas Clouet, Technical Interface Manager – Project Manager for SUEZ, group specialized in water & waste services.

Date & Time: WEDNESDAY, January  9th at Doha English Speaking School (DESS).  

Venue: Doha English Speaking School - Map

Synopsis of talk

Al Karaana Lagoons have been used for years as an industrial sewage dumping area. Qatar (Ashghal) decided to clean the area to preserve environment. Despite the pollution, wildlife developed naturally thanks to the presence of water, in the middle of the desert.
In addition to the main objective to clean up the area and bring it back to its previous undisturbed state, the parties eventually committed to go beyond contract obligation in order to enhance the wildlife zone.

Short biography


Thomas Clouet-SuezMr. 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.




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