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dc.contributor.authorDrewes, Jorg
dc.contributor.authorGarduño, C. Patricio Roa
dc.contributor.authorAmy, Gary L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T10:02:08Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T10:02:08Z
dc.date.issued2012-10
dc.identifier.issn16069749
dc.identifier.doi10.2166/ws.2012.063
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562354
dc.description.abstractSaudi Arabia is one of the driest countries in the world. While desalination plants currently installed in the country represent 30% of the world's desalination capacity, seawater desalination alone will not be able to provide sufficient supplies to meet the increasing freshwater demand. However, with only 9% of the total municipal wastewater generated currently being reused, the kingdom is projected as the third largest reuse market after China and the USA, and reuse capacities are projected to increase by 800% by 2016. This projected growth and the change in water portfolios offer tremendous opportunities to integrate novel approaches of water reclamation and reuse. This paper highlights the current status of reuse in the kingdom, discusses prospects of using distributed infrastructure for reuse tailored to local needs as well as the use of artificial recharge and recovery systems for reclaimed water. It also suggests research needs to helping overcoming barriers for wastewater reuse. Copyright © IWA Publishing 2012.
dc.publisherIWA Publishing
dc.subjectCrop irrigation
dc.subjectGroundwater recharge
dc.subjectSaudi Arabia
dc.subjectWater reclamation
dc.subjectWater reuse
dc.titleWater reuse in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Status, prospects and research needs
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journalWater Science & Technology: Water Supply
dc.contributor.institutionNSF Engineering Research Center ReNUWIt, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401-1887, United States
kaust.personDrewes, Jorg
kaust.personAmy, Gary L.


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