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Financial and Banking News

Budgets & Revenues

Agriculture Accounts For 90% Of All Saudi Water Consumption

Ninety percent of all water consumed in Saudi Arabia is used for agriculturalpurposes, delegates to a recent conference "New Technologies in WaterDesalination" were told. This includes water from desalination, rain andunderground aquifers. Saudi Arabia has spent in excess of SR50bn ($13.3bn) overthe last 30 years building desalination plants, and the...