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The revitalisation of the Wadi Hanifah, the river running through Riyadh, has been lauded for the cleanup of the environment and the beautification of the riverside, but its greatest achievement may be its potential to provide enough water for up to three million people through low-cost and low-maintenance recycling techniques.

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