Techno-Economic Assessment of Water Infrastructure Projects

Author: UDE
Partner Organisations: STEP, DI, EWRE, UK, RWC, UGOE

Key Findings

  • Specific water costs, which are the costs of providing one cubic metre of water at desired quality to the point of demand, are computed for all water infrastructure projects and are used to measure their relative economic efficiency.
  • In the infrastructure projects studied in SALAM, energy costs are the major cost drivers for seawater desalination and subsequent transfer.
  • From an economic point of view, it would be advantageous to supply water to the West Bank from desalination plants in Netanya and Ashdod.
  • Desalination at Aqaba and Haifa and transfer to the Jordanian demand centres would be a cost-efficient solution to cover their water needs.

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