WWF Report: Desalination - option or distraction for a thirsty world? | WWF
WWF Report: Desalination - option or distraction for a thirsty world?

Posted on 25 June 2007

Making drinking water out of sea water is a growing trend but it also poses a potential threat to the environment that could exacerbate climate change, says WWF in a global review of desalination plants worldwide.
Making drinking water out of sea water is a growing trend but it also poses potential threat to the environment that could exacerbate climate change, says WWF in a global review of desalination plants worldwide.

The WWF review, Making water: Desalination – option or distraction for a thirsty world?, shows that some of the driest and thirstiest places are turning to desalination. These include regions where water problems affect large, populous areas — Australia, the Middle East, Spain, the UK and US, with India and China following suit.
Making drinking water out of sea water is a growing trend but a potential threat to the environment.
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