Saudis Plan $66 Billion USD Desalination, Wastewater Program

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. (NWC) plans to spend $66.4 billion USD on water and wastewater projects over the next eight years, as water consumption grows faster than the kingdom’s burgeoning population, a crisis that threatens its vital oil exports.

The projects will focus primarily on the oil-rich country’s bulging biggest cities.