Water Supply and Sanitation in Saudi Arabia - Access

Access

There are no reliable and up-to-date data on access to drinking water supply and sanitation in Saudi Arabia.

According to the WHO, the latest reliable source is the 1993 census. It indicates that in urban areas, where 88% of the population lives, 97% had access to drinking water from house connections and 100% had access to improved sanitation. Urban sanitation was primarily through on-site solutions and only 43% of the urban population was connected to sewers. In rural areas, however, only 63% had access to an improved source of water supply. There are no reliable figures on access to sanitation in rural areas. However, according to a 2004 study of Elie Elhadj from the School of Oriental and African Studies “one half of Saudi householders still have no municipal water connections and two thirds are without sanitation connections”. Also, Saudi cities have no rainwater drainage systems to deal with the brief and occasional, but severe deluges of winters.

Read more about this topic:  Water Supply And Sanitation In Saudi Arabia

Other articles related to "access":

Simple API For XML - Drawbacks
... Virtually any kind of XML validation requires access to the document in full ... of XML processing simply require having access to the entire document ... and XPath, for example, need to be able to access any node at any time in the parsed XML tree ...
Operation Flavius - Examination of MI5 Records
... Professor Christopher Andrew, the official historian for the Security Service, was given access to MI5's records to prepare a book for the centenary of the ... Andrew had access to all files created by MI5 since it was founded but was limited in what he could publish ... in the Security Service in order to be given access to the archives, which drew criticism from some historians and commentators prior to the writing of the book ...
Proxy Server - Uses
... To speed up access to resources (using caching) ... Access enhancement/restriction To apply access policy to network services or content, e.g ... To access sites prohibited or filtered by your ISP or institution ...
Access - Other Meanings
... Access control is the ability to permit or deny the use of a particular resource Access (comics), a comic book character Access (economics) Access (group), a Japanese musical group ...
Watertown, Wisconsin - Transportation
... Highways 26 and 16 provide access to Interstate 94 ... Highway 16 provides access to the Milwaukee metro area, and highway 19 provides access to the Madison metro area ...

Famous quotes containing the word access:

    Oh, the holiness of always being the injured party. The historically oppressed can find not only sanctity but safety in the state of victimization. When access to a better life has been denied often enough, and successfully enough, one can use the rejection as an excuse to cease all efforts. After all, one reckons, “they” don’t want me, “they” accept their own mediocrity and refuse my best, “they” don’t deserve me.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)

    The Hacker Ethic: Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total.
    Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
    All information should be free.
    Mistrust authority—promote decentralization.
    Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
    You can create art and beauty on a computer.
    Computers can change your life for the better.
    Steven Levy, U.S. writer. Hackers, ch. 2, “The Hacker Ethic,” pp. 27-33, Anchor Press, Doubleday (1984)

    In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.
    Saul Bellow (b. 1915)