Home / News / Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry

Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry

Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry
Saudi Arabia could run out of water in the next 20 years after decades of mismanagement of domestic resources

Middle East Eye | 10 Jul 2016
Kieran Cooke

Saudi Arabia could run out of water in the next 20 years after decades of mismanagement of domestic resources
Middle East watchers are familiar with the considerable financial problems facing Saudi Arabia as oil prices continue to drag along the bottom and the country’s budget deficit balloons.
Less well scrutinized is a potentially far bigger crisis unfolding in the desert kingdom’s vital water sector.
Government policy aimed at removing large subsidies on water use in order to tackle the serious state of public finances has met with a storm of protest on social media.
There have been widespread complaints over the implementation of a new water metering scheme brought in at the beginning of the year, in particular serious billing errors. Some residents complain their water charges have risen from a few dollars to several thousand.

See more at farmlandgrab.org

About Amora

If your Content posted here, in our youtube, twitter and Facebook pages and you want us to modify or remove it, please email us using the contact form in our site. Thanks.

Check Also

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute is life or death -El-Sissi

El-Sissi sought to reassure Egyptians in televised comments while attending the inauguration a fish farm in the Nile Delta province of Kafr el-Sheikh, but stressed that “water is a matter of life or death.” “No one can touch Egypt’s share of water,” he said.

Qatar, Ethiopia sign pact on investment protection

Qatar and Ethiopia have finalised and signed an investment protection agreement on Tuesday, according to HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *