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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