Date of Award
Campus Access only research projects
Master of Science
School or College
Seaver College of Science and Engineering
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.
Sulaimani, Abdulaziz, "Residential Water Consumption in Saudi Arabia" (2015). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 437.