GE Saudi Water Reuse Summit to Address Kingdom's Water Challenges

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GE Saudi Water Reuse Summit to Address Kingdom's Water Challenges

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Summary

Wastewater reuse is becoming a more wildly common practice as a sustainable way to control limited water supplies and many Middle Eastern countries are considering their reuse objectives. For example, Saudi Arabia has set a target of 11 percent of its water use to come from treated wastewater, which is suitable for domestic and industrial uses such as landscaping. This article describes the GE Saudi Water Reuse Summit that took place so that global and regional government and industry leaders could meet to explore ways to expand water reuse actions whilst showing inventive technologies.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:00pm

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As Saudi Arabia faces an increasing demand for water to support its rapid population and economic growth, GE held the Saudi "Used to Useful" Water Reuse Summit to explore water reuse solutions that can support the Kingdom and the region in securing a sustainable water supply for the future.

Held under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Abdullah Bin Abdul Rahman Al Hussayen, Minister of Water and Electricity, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the GE Saudi "Used to Useful" Summit is a close collaboration between the Ministry of Water and Electricity, the National Water Company and leading Saudi water organizations. It featured industry and government global leaders who gathered in Riyadh to discuss the growing role of water reuse and share their experiences on the required technologies and enabling policies that can support the Kingdom in its mission to protect this precious resource.
 
 
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Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | GE | Recycling | Saudi Arabia | wastewater | water | water reuse

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