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Peak salt: is the desalination dream over for the Gulf states?

The Middle East is home to 70% of the world’s desalination plants, but the more water they process, the less economically viable they become Gulf states are among the most water-scarce in the world. With few freshwater resources and low rainfall, many countries have turned to desalination (where salt is removed from seawater) for their clean water needs. Related: Water scarcity in Yemen: the country's forgotten conflict Related: Polluting the world's water – in pictures Related: Desertification: an ecological reality or a dangerous myth? Continue reading.
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