Reuters Events: The Arabian Gulf companies innovating to reduce dependence on desalination

The Arabian Gulf is a hot and arid region where water has always been in short supply. The region is home to 6% of the world population, but contains less than 1.5% of its renewable freshwater resources.

According to the World Bank, the region faces estimated losses of up to 14% of GDP by 2050 from climate-related water scarcity, the greatest economic hit in the world. And with water being withdrawn faster than it can be replenished, the importance for companies to work towards being “water-positive” is not just a precursor to economic success, but to their very survival.

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