Wastewater in the Gulf

 

Wastewater treatment capacity in the Arabian Gulf has increased hugely in the past two years with MEED Insight discovering that total installed capacity in 2012 was 6.1M m3/d. This is up 45 per cent on 2009 with most of the new treatment being provided in the UAE as well as major upgrades in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.  Against this backdrop in the latest MEED wastewater supplement I examined the issues surrounding the sector from the need to select appropriate technologies for treatment to ensuring that the clients really are getting best value by considering the life-cycle cost of new plants. The report also looks at regional pioneers in the field of water recycling, from Al Ain Dairy that is re-using all of its water, to the emirate wide plans of Abu Dhabi.

The full report can be read here

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