Is desalination the answer for Africa’s water shortages?

Posted In Climate Change, News
Feb
7

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Sea salt. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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As South Africa’s Western Cape province is in a race against time to produce solutions that will keep the taps from running dry desalination has been proposed as one of many strategies to deal with the water shortages, with Namibia and Botswana already in a joint venture to pump desalinated water from the Atlantic Ocean…

Read Full Article; All’Africa (02-06-2018)

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