Against the backdrop of expanding population, which has nearly doubled over
the last decade, Oman’s water sector is experiencing strong demand, which is
anticipated to rise at the rate of 6 to 8 per cent per year through to 2022.
High on priority is the provision of access to safe, adequate and affordable
water supply and sanitation.
The National Water Sector Master Plan (2015-2040) aims to expand the
country’s water transmission and distribution infrastructure, with a
projected capital expenditure of an estimated US$6.5 billion till 2040,
including new water infrastructure expected to cost US$390 million annually
over the master plan period.
Setting the stage for a comprehensive goal addressing the entire water cycle
in Oman, on the anvil are water conservation strategies and modern practices
to recycle wastewater in order to ensure a sustainable future for Oman.