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Water Supply Saudi Arabia’s national water company is beginning work on the country’s largest water storage project, which will provide water to the capital city of Riyadh, Bloomberg News reported. The project will eventually hold more than 10 million cubic meters of water, and is part of a $US 13.5 billion national effort to invest […]
 
Marafiq Plant in Al Jubail
Classified cables show that Saudi and U.S. officials believe water supplies along the Persian Gulf are at high-risk for terrorist attacks and possible contamination from nearby nuclear plants. This is the first of a new series that will analyze the water-related U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks.
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Peak water looms more ominously than peak oil for Saudi Arabia, as water use in the desert kingdom is rapidly growing while available supplies are steadily diminishing, Reuters reported. The looming water crisis is also forcing the country into drastic measures in its agriculture sector. Blue-green algae and invasive species are choking Lake Erie and […]
 
New initiative will decrease the country’s reliance on oil for its electrical needs.
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Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with <span class=Saudi Arabia" title="Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi Arabia" width="290" height="230" class="alignright size-full wp-image-8735" />Madagascar's government has ended a water export deal with Saudi Arabia because it was opposed by environmental, civil society groups in the country.
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The Middle East takes its water shortages with anything but a grain of salt. Saudia Arabia plans to spend more than $3 billion on its newest desalination project.
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Agriculture is draining non-renewable groundwater reserves in the water-scarce country.
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The Global Rundown   Over-reliance on traded grain and ‘virtual water’ is apparently what led to the rise and demise of the Roman Empire. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has recently announced that it will rely completely on imported grain by 2016. Facing inadequate public supply, desperate citizens of Yemen’s capital have taken to replacing their water meters […]
 
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The amount of food in storage around the world is on the rise, but stocks are still historically low.
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The Global Rundown Nicaragua will soon begin construction of its ocean-linking canal, Saudi Arabia is spending billions to build water infrastructure, and New York City continues to build a massive drinking water tunnel. Ireland has reduced its planned water rates. Uruguay is recycling cooking oil into biodiesel, and a Netherlands paper mill is recycling water. […]