Locations Relying on Desalinated Water

Algeria

Maldives

Bahamas

Mauritius

Bahrain

Oman

Balearic Islands

Qatar

California

Saudi Arabia

Canary Islands

Seychelles

Florida

Spain

Gibraltar

Tanzania

Kuwait

UAE

Libya

Western Australia

 Malta

Yemen

 

 

Countries using the largest quantities of desalinated water and treated wastewater

Countries Using the Largest Quantities of Desalinated Water and Treated Wastewater

Country

Use of non conventional sources of water

desalinated water
106 m³/yr

as % of total withdr.

as % of withdrawal of country

treated wastewater
106 m³/yr

as % of total withdr.

as % of withdrawal of country

total non- conventional 106 m³/yr

as % of total withdr.

as % of withdrawal of country

Saudi Arabia

714

41.3

4.20

217

18.1

1.28

931

31.8

5.48

United Arab Emirates

385

22.3

18.26

108

9.0

5.12

493

16.8

23.38

Kuwait

231

13.4

42.94

52

4.3

9.67

283

9.7

52.61

Syria

-

-

-

370

30.8

2.57

370

12.6

2.57

Egypt

25

1.5

0.05

200

16.7

0.36

225

7.7

0.41

Other 24 countries

372

21.5

0.09

253

21.1

0.06

625

21.4

0.15

Total Near East

727

100.0

0.34

1 200

100.0

0.23

2 927

100.0

0.57

The total use of desalinated water in the Near East is estimated at 1727 million m³/year. In absolute terms, three countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, are by far the largest users of desalinated water with 77% of the total for the region, with Saudi Arabia alone accounting for 41%.

 

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