As one of the world’s most water-stressed countries, India faces a massive challenge every day to deliver safe drinking water to a population of close to 1.8 billion people. And when one considers that it is home to 18% of the world’s population but has access to only 4% of global freshwater resources, a radical rethink of how it manages its water resources is urgently needed.
Recognizing that a new approach to water processing and sustainability is required, NEOM plans to adopt a regenerative approach to water processing that will focus on preserving natural reserves and rejuvenating natural groundwater sources.
NEOM is progressing several water projects to support its water ambitions, which will come to fruition soon. These include a state-of-the-art water desalination plant that produces zero liquid discharge and captures brine for utilization in numerous ways and a water research centre to determine innovative uses for brine, such as creating new materials for building and product manufacture.
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