Arab News: Saudi Arabia Meeting Water Scarcity Challenge With Innovation

Bruno Sousa, Partner in the Energy Practice at Oliver Wyman was featured in an Arab News article on how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is addressing water scarcity challenges through a comprehensive water strategy.

Saudi Arabia is the third biggest consumer of water per capita in the world, after the US and Canada. The Kingdom has implemented a series of measures to rationalize water consumption as part of its Vision 2030 program, with the aim of reducing consumption by 24 percent in 2021 and by up to 43 percent by the end of the decade.

“Reverse osmosis is the mainstream technology, adopted mainly because of lower costs (including with energy) and a higher rate of potable water conversion from seawater,” according to Sousa. He added that new technologies have been developed over the years to minimize the environmental impact of desalination.

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You can also read Taking Back Control, our recent Insight on opportunities for integrated water management.