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Kuwait has highest water consumption per capita

Kuwait No1 in global water consumption at 500litres per person per day

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Kuwait's water consumption is world's highest. (Getty Images)
Kuwait's water consumption is world's highest. (Getty Images)

An official from the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research has said that Kuwait has recorded the highest global consumption of water per capita, at 500 litres per person per day, the Kuwait news agency has reported.

Head of the Water Science Department at the institute, Khaled Al-Barak, said that such high levels of water use was irrational, and that a saving of five per cent would allow the nation to secure 18 million gallons of water a year – equal to the production of the Shuwaikh desalination plant.

“People should start reducing their individual consumption of water,” said Al-Barak, “Any emergency water plan should be based on self-awareness rather than just the storing of water.”
In the report, he also noted that plans to construct further desalination plants in the future do not mean that consumption could be allowed to rise further.

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