Saudi Arabia Water Report

Published 12 January 2015

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Saudi Arabia Water Report

BMI View: We have substantially expanded our forecasts for the Saudi Arabian water sector, and now cover losse s, desalinated water production and non- mains consumption. These additions have resulted in the revision of our existing forecasts, and we now 1.5 % growth annually in extraction between 2015 and 2018, a 1.3% growth in cons umption, and decline in water losses reaching as much as 4% in 2018, as investment into infrastructure and improved regulatory overviews start to bear fruit.

The Saudi Arabian water sector remains one of the most active in the region and offers some of the greatest opportunities to private sector participants. In particular, the continued growth in desalination projects and ongoing water reclamation developments offer significant potential. However, the country continues to be constrained by limited fresh water resources and rising domestic and industrial demand. Desalination is expensive and requires vast electricity resources. Moreover, electricity generation itself uses significant volumes of water in the cooling processes for thermal generation, and although Saudi Arabia is increasing its solar generation, additional industrial demands are weighing on water resources.

Backed by a multi-billion dollar infrastructure expenditure programme, Saudi Arabia is ploughing resources into its water sector and prioritising contractor awards across the key desalination, wastewater and network areas. The increasing attractiveness of the water sector is highlighted by the widespread international interest it generates and the fact that various international water management and water infrastructure groups are keen to enter the sector. Japan recently announced it was seeking greater involvement, particularly via product distribution.

In particular, we expect significant upswings in desalination capacity, which is set to experience the fastest growth rate in the world as the government targets 6% annual growth in water generated by these...

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Water SWOT
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Political
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Economic
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Industry Forecast
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Saudi Arabia Water Forecast
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Water Extraction
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Table: Water Extraction, 2011-2018
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Water Consumption
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Table: Water Consumption, 2011-2018
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Water Treatment And Sanitation
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Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
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Industry Risk/Reward Index
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Table: Middle East And Africa Water Risk/Reward Index
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Rewards
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Risks
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Market Overview
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Water Supply And Consumption
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Industrial And Agricultural Water Consumption
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Distribution
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Treatment And Sanitation
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Regulations And Water Tariffs
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Regulatory Framework
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Industry Trends And Developments
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Desalination
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Wastewater
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Table: Water Projects
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Competitive Landscape
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Ministry Of Water And Electricity
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Saline Water Conversion Corporation
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National Water And Electricity Company
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API
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Foreign Players
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Global Industry Overview
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Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Water Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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The Saudi Arabia Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Saudi Arabia.

BMI's Saudi Arabia Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Saudi Arabia.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent water industry forecasts for Saudi Arabia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Saudi water industry.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Saudi Arabia through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering regulatory changes, major investments and projects and signifi cant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Water Extraction, Water Consumption and Water Treatment & Sanitation.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the water and wastewater sectors and the potential affects for industrial consumers, within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2011-2012) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

  • Extraction: Total water extraction (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); underground water extraction (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction); surface water extraction (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction).
  • Consumption: Total water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction); total mains water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction); household water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (litres per household per day); total non-mains water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction); water losses total mains water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction).
  • Treatment: Total waste water discharged (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); treated discharged water (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); untreated discharged water (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); mechanically treated wastewater (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); biologically treated wastewater (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); combined treated wastewater (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y).
  • economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (USDbn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against USD).

BMI’s Water Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (water management, water utility and water infrastructure companies) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

This is broken down into the following sectors:

  • Water supply & Consumption: Where the water comes from, (rivers, springs, lakes, surface water, ground water and so on), key trends with regards to extraction, key trends with regards to overall water consumption, municipal or domestic consumption, and key industrial and agricultural consumption trends.
  • Water distribution: This examines how the water is distributed – whether by municipalities, regional organisations or national companies, whether the water networks are nationalised or privatised, and key trends and developments.
  • Water Treatment & sanitation: This section evaluates the country’s water pollution levels, the connectivity to water mains and sewage networks, the volumes and methods of water treatment, government initiatives with regards to treatment and sanitation processes and key projects, trends and developments.
  • Regulations & Tariffs: Key national and regional legislations with regards to water pollution, extraction and distribution as well as an overview of water rates for domestic and industrial users.

Industry Trends & Developments

Analysis of latest projects across the water infrastructure sector including water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination facilities, mains water and sewage network expansions, dams, and hydropower plants.

Competitive Landscape

Provides an overview of key government ministries overseeing the water sector together with regulatory organisations, alongside the central companies involved in water and wastewater distribution and treatment services in the country.

Sources

The Water Market Reports are based on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations (UN, WB, IMF), national chambers of commerce and industry, national statistical offices, government ministries and central banks, and multinational companies.

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