Unable to listen to the full episode? Here’s a snapshot of the key points discussed:

1:32: How does the Middle East fare with respect to water security?

4:17 What are the sources of water in the GCC?

6:56 Is desalination a panacea for all the issues related to water scarcity?

10:25 How does groundwater fit into the overall water security in Gulf counties?

12.24 One alternative for desalinated water is greywater – what are the uses of greywater?

16:01 What are the biggest challenges facing greywater reuse?

16:57 Where do gaps exist between transmission ad distribution systems within water networks?

20:51 Can strategic water reserves build resilience into the network?

24:05 Will more water recycling improve the long-term capacity of reservoirs?

25:56 How can we improve agricultural and beautification policies to relive the burden on aquifers?

29:14 Can water security provide a cushion for improving food security?

32:31 What economic signals can we use for instruments to incentivise good water behavior?

37:05 Where do we see most of the activity currently happening in the efficiency market?

40:03 What is the role of the private sector facilitating major infrastructure projects via PPP?

42:05 If you were given the ability to pursue a water passion project, sans constraints and finances, what would you pursue and why?

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