15 Aug '11, 12am

Desalination Will Soon Provide 75% Of Israel's Drinking Water

Desalination Will Soon Provide 75% Of Israel's Drinking Water

Last week, the country of Israel announced that it would invest $423 million to build a massive new water desalination plant in the Mediterranean coastal city of Ashdod. When combined with the four other plants already in operation, desalination will eventually account for three-quarters of all the drinking water in Israel. In today’s topsy-turvy world, more people own cell phones than have access to a toilet. Approximately 1 in 8 people lack access to safe drinking water, and 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease. Desalination has long been suggested as a way to extend human access to fresh water, even as climate change and pollution continue to shrink the world’s supply of potable water. In ancient times, many civilizations used this process on their ships to convert sea water into drinking water, reports the USGS . Today, desalination plants are ...

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