Making water -- hold the salt

Davidson, Steve
April 2005
Ecos;Apr/May2005, Issue 124, p23
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The article reports on the environmental impacts of the desalination technology. Desalination technology is becoming more efficient, and more feasible. Proponents say it now makes good sense in Australia, but critics argue that wider environmental impacts must still be taken into account. Overseas, large-scale desalination is commonplace in the water-challenged Middle East, being widely used in oil-producing countries of the Saudi Peninsula and in Israel. The big advantage of desalination is that it is independent of drought and climate change, unlike water supplied from rivers or reservoirs. INSET: Progress on Perth's plant.


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