Bahrain Water Report

 Published On: Oct, 2013 |    No of Pages: 33 |  Published By: BMI Water | Format: PDF
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Bahrain's water sector is gradually undergoing reform and is increasingly open to foreign
direct investment. The process is tentative, with Crown Prince Salman, appointed as deputy prime minister
in Q113, hopefully able to promote a conciliatory agenda and push for economic reform. The country's
water infrastructure is in need of extensive expansion and modernisation, and this is likely to remain a
priority for the Bahrain authorities, as illustrated by the news that the Ministry of Public Works is forcing
contractors to work round the clock to repair sewage systems.
The March 2013 elevation of the reformist-inclined Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad al-Khalifa, to deputy
prime minister, may suggest a shift in favour of the pro-reform elements within the governing apparatus.
The incumbent prime minister, Salman's uncle Khalifa bin Salman, on the other hand, is seen as a bulwark
of conservatism and has opposed reform historically. The move does not necessarily mean that Salman is
becoming more powerful, but with his remit to promote economic and political reform, his elevation may
yet represent a positive development for the political and economic framework in Bahrain.

Industry View 5
BMI Industry View 5
Political 8
Economic 9
Business Environment 10
Industry Forecast 11
Water Extraction 11
Table: Bahrain Water Extraction, 2011-2017 12
Water Consumption 13
Table: Bahrain Water Consumption, 2011-2017 13
Table: Bahrain Water Losses, 2011-2017 14
Market Overview 15
Water Supply and Consumption 16
Agricultural Water Consumption 17
Distribution 17
Treatment and Sanitation 18
Regulations and Tariffs 19
Industry Trends And Developments 21
Table: Bahrain Water Infrastructure Projects 23
Competitive Landscape 24
Competitive Landscape 24
Government Authorities 24
Foreign Companies 24
Global Industry Overview 25
Global Water Overview 25
Demographic Forecast 28
Demographic Forecast 28
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 29
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 29
Table: Bahrain's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 30
Table: Bahrain's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 31
Methodology 32
Methodology 32

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