Saudi Arabia Sets Sights On 100% Wastewater Reuse
By Sara Jerome
“Over $66 billion in long-term capital investments have been committed for water and sanitation projects in the Kingdom in the next 10 years, while the government aims to achieve 100 percent reuse of wastewater from cities with 5,000 inhabitants or more by 2025,” the Saudi Gazette reported.
Overall, “Saudi Arabia aims to reuse over 65 percent of its water by 2020 and over 90 percent by 2040 by transforming its existing and planned wastewater treatment assets into source water suppliers across all sectors. Valued at over $4.3 billion by Global Water Intelligence, the Kingdom’s water reuse market is the third largest in the world,” the report said.
According to a report by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, significant water challenges are looming over Saudi Arabia’s future.