NEOM will meet all its water needs through desalination using revolutionary and sustainable technology, which is fully powered by renewable energy. High value chemicals and minerals for use in industry will be extracted from the brine left behind by the desalination process and, in order to protect the marine ecosystem, we are committed to a Fully Integrated Resource recovery Seawater Treatment (FIRRST) – a world first at this scale. 100% of wastewater will be recycled and used for irrigation. We are determined to recover all resources from wastewater and biosolids and harvest cellulose, nutrients, grit and biogas. These will be used for landscaping, agriculture, construction and offset energy needs.
All wastewater will be recycled and harvested for cellulose, nutrients, grit and biogas. These will be used in landscaping, agriculture, energy, and construction. Seasonal stormwater runoff will be retained and allowed to return to the land through development of wetlands and other retention methods.