Water

Water

Bahrain was ranked as the second country in the world to use the most water per square cm of land (disproportionally large amount of water consumption). Before 1925, water supply in Bahrain depended on natural freshwater springs which used to flow freely in the northern part of the country. During the 1980’s, most of the springs ceased flowing and demand for water continued to increase leading to a shortage in Bahrain’s water supply.
 

Today Bahrain relies greatly on non-conventional sources of water. With 4 desalination plants, the total production of Desalinated and Ground water in Bahrain reaches up to 155 mn imperial gallons while the total consumption of Blended Water reaches up to 150.12 mn imperial gallons (2012). 

​Key players in Bahrain, include:
​Sumitomo
​Blue Water Bio
​Hyundai Heavy Industries