Date of Award

Fall 2015

Access Restriction

Campus Access only research projects

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Systems Engineering

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Karen Miller

Abstract

The rate of residential water consumption m Saudi Arabia are unsustainable given the country's limited freshwater supply and steady population growth; currently, water consumption per capita is 91 % above the global average. To address this growing problem, several possible solutions are considered: Better informing the public about the need for conservation, increasing and restructuring the pricing of residential water, and implementing "greywater" recycling systems at the individual household level. Based upon surveyed residents' preferences, the implementation of greywater recycling systems is demonstrated to be the preferred solution. Implementation of these systems nation-wide requires the coordination of the Ministry of Water and Electricity and the National Water Company, which would be presented in an appropriate system architecture, and several risks need to be mitigated. If these concerns are addressed, the proposed solution would be effective at addressing the water needs of the country for the future.

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