Clayton, Sophie
August 2007
Ecos;Aug/Sep2007, Issue 138, p33
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The article focuses on the report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) entitled "Making Water. Desalination: Option or Distraction for a Thirsty World?" The report states that the attractiveness of using the oceans as an abundant source of potential fresh water should have a limited position in water supply in Australia. In addition, it suggests that desalination plants are diverting attention away from less costly alternatives such as water conservation, water use efficiency improvements and water recycling. On the other hand, Ross Young of Water Services Association of Australia believes that the initiative is timely since Australian cities need additional water sources.


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