Facts and Statistics

The water tariff in Saudi Arabia comes amid warnings that its groundwater will run out in the next 13 years.
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Daily water per person is reported to be 265 litres in Saudi Arabia, double the EU average.
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In India alone, the single largest cause of ill health and death among children is diarrhea, which kills nearly half a million children each year.
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Saudi relied on two sources of water: groundwater and water from desalination plants that remove salt from seawater. But the desalination process is extremely energy intensive.

Groundwater accounts for 98 per cent of water sources in Saudi Arabia, because the kingdom is devoid of rivers and lakes.

Saudi Arabia ranking among the top five countries in the world in terms of water scarcity.
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The water from flash floods is captured in 260 irrigation dams collecting annually an estimated 0.6 billion m3 (Al-Zahrani and Baig 2011; Ouda 2013a).
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The sustainable yield of groundwater sources is estimated to be 3.85 billion m3/year
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The sustainable yield of groundwater sources is estimated to be 3.85 billion m3/year
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The second source for potable water is desalinated water where the KSA is ranked at the top of the ladder of the desalinated water producers in the world. The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is responsible for managing and operations of 30 desalination plants located on the Red sea and Arabian Gulf.
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The desalination plants production capacity increased from 200 million m3/year in 1980 to about 1,050 million m3/year in 2010
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The KSA utilizes treated waste water for landscape and agricultural irrigation.
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About 240 million m3 of the treated waste water was used across the country in 2010, which forms 34 % of the generated treated waste water
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The Saudi Nine National Development Plan is estimating that domestic and industrial water demand will increase by 2.1 and 5.5 % annually from 2010 to 2014.
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KSA water consumption rate twice the world average.
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