Saudi Arabia: World Class Water

January 21, 2007 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

From Khaleej Times Online:

“Saudi Arabia is engaged in achieving what is called ‘World Class Water Utility’ status whereby every citizen could have access to potable water, reasonably priced sanitation services, safe sewage systems and environmental and conservation assurances, according to Loay Ahmed Al Musallam, deputy minister of water and electricity.”

Over the next 20 years the government of Saudi Arabia will invest $40 billion into improving the Kingdom’s water infrastructure. While water coverage is currently at 90%, sewage collection is 45%. Only 6% of the Kingdom’s waste water is collected and it is estimated that 12 million cubic meters of water will be needed each day to supply needs by 2024. To prepare for the future Saudi Arabia is partnering with Japan for a series of seminars to explore water issues.


Entry filed under: Saudi Arabia, sustainability, water.

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