Saudi Water 2.0

Saudi Water 2.0

About the Conference

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the top twenty in the world economically and it comprises of fourteen regions with a population of over 37.27 million people (Year 2021) which is expected to increase to 40.1 million by 2030, combined with a GDP growth of 2.6% per year. The population growth will also have a profound impact on wastewater to a potential 50% increase. It is the world’s third largest per capita consumer of water after the United States and Canada. It has made significant investments in water desalination and sanitation and is witnessing remarkable progress in its ongoing government support. Water and wastewater projects are working rapidly to achieve sustainable environmental development in line with Vision 2030. The Kingdom is also the world leader in desalinated water production with 16.5% of world production.

KSA’s main water pipelines extend more than 8,000 km, the majority of which are owned and operated by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). The total length of the water network in 2019 was 121,356 km, and the number of domestic water connections was 2.26 million. At the same time, the length of the wastewater collection network was 43,729 km, and the number of domestic connections was 1.46 million.

Initiatives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to produce clean water and ensure general sanitation:

The country recently announced over 60 water projects worth SR35 billion (US$9.33 billion), with the intention to secure Saudi Arabia’s position as the world’s largest water desalination market. With the new projects, output would increase to over 14 million m3/day in 2025

A’amal Group, in technical collaboration with Bricsa Consulting, is hosting the Saudi Water 2.0 at Riyadh Marriott Hotel, Saudi Arabia on 31st Oct - 1st Nov 2022.

Highlights of the Programme