Results for Category: Saudi Arabia
The southern section of the Umm er Radhuma-Dammam Aquifer System spreads from the Gulf Coast in the north and the Oman Mountains in the south-east over about 800 km (Map 2). It covers a total area of 678,000 km2, stretching across the vast Rub al-Khali Desert, the Dhofar-Najd Plain in Oman and the north-eastern Hadhramaut-Mahra Plateau in Yemen.
Despite the fact that 99.84 % of Saudis have access to potable water, KSA is classified as one of the most water-scarce nations in the world. The absolute water scarcity level is 500 m3/cap./yr, whereas KSA has only 89 m3/cap./yr. Additionally, the country experiences different water challenges at planning, operational and management levels. These are outlined below.