Middle East-Africa

From the Persian Gulf to the Cape of Good Hope, water scarcity and inadequate infrastructure has ravaged the region. While Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, along with the rest of region, fall almost exclusively into extreme baseline stressed conditions, South Africa’s Day Zero is a reminder of water supply risks to populations and industries. The GCC region, in particular, faces significant infrastructure gaps between wastewater volumes produced to collection (22%) and treatment capacity (36%). These gaps are poised to expand with the rapidly growing population growth in the region unless countries execute plans to invest heavily in wastewater collection networks and wastewater treatment capacity.

GCC countries—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE)—face a unique combination of water-related challenges that include a need for greenfield wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure and a need to expand alternative water supplies including water reuse. However, the region is taking proactive steps to address its water-related needs:

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Water stressed markets turn to wastewater reuse

Bluefield Research forecasts over US$50 billion of wastewater infrastructure investment through 2030 in the GCC region. The impact will be a significant build-out of collection networks, including pipe, pump, and valve equipment. >>Learn More

Scaling demand for water infrastructure and services drives Mideast, Saudi Arabia desalination activity

The desalination project pipeline highlights the ongoing shift in ownership from historical state-owned installations toward private participation in key water hotspots. As a result, the top 25 owners by net capacity contributions are led by Saudi Arabia’s SWCC and ACWA Power and Kuwait’s MEW. Currently, 85.7% of planned desalination plants through 2025 are slated for the Middle East-Africa region. Learn More

Scaling population sparks infrastructure investment

A 13% population increase over the next decade looms over an already infrastructure-stressed region; Dubai’s 600,000 person population explosion from 2005 to 2010 underpinned a 25% increase in wastewater flows and potential risks (and opportunities for reuse) in the region. >>Learn More

Mining companies in South Africa rethink their water strategies post "Day Zero"

As a result of policy shifts and focus on corporate sustainability, “water” has risen in priority for the mining industry, among others, and South Africa has begun to seize upon this trend. >>Learn More



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Global Water

Analyzing the myriad of factors influencing water and wastewater sector investments for municipalities and industrial firms worldwide

Water Reuse

Tracking reuse projects, the proliferation of advanced treatment technologies, project financing models, and water supply strategies

Data

Data Navigator

Access to Bluefield’s Data platform for more real-time data updates and relevant dashboards.

  • Public-Private Partnerships
    Middle East/Africa
  • Desalination Ownership Rankings
    by Country
  • Top Companies in Water
    by Country

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Analyst Access

Dedicated team on-call to meet client enquiries, review forecast methodologies, or clarify proprietary data and analysis.

Custom Client Support

Board meeting presentations, onsite client workshops, and customer-focused events.