Is Desalination an Answer to the Water Crisis?

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Sea salt. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


On World Water Day, March 22, universal access to clean water continues to be a privilege, when it should be a right. Experts predict that by 2030 the global water demand will exceed supply by 40%.

Despite the fact that our oceans and seas make up more than 97% of the earth’s water resources and half the world’s population lives no further than 40 miles from the water, we’re experiencing one water crisis after another. Adding to that frustration is the fact that solutions exist today which could ameliorate our water issues…

Read Full Article; IPS News (03-22-2018)

Is desalination the answer for Africa’s water shortages? All’Africa (02-06-2018)
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…

Desalination: Option or Distraction for a Thirsty World? The WWF Report
Removing salt from sea water to overcome a worldwide shortage of drinking water could end up worsening the crisis, environmental group WWF reports.


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