What do you do when mother earth throws deserts at you (no… silly… not the eating kind) and you have a fast growing thirsty populace…? Well you make the opposite of lemonade… Desalination seems to be the go-to solution for all water issues in the Middle East and Dubai’s Water Authority recently awarded $237 Million to build a big ass desal plant to produce 40 MIGD (that’s just a whole lot of water… for you non-water folks). Read on. And while you are there, check out some cool pictures… coz we all love pictures..
Hang on…hang on… we are not done yet….
What if… you are the biggest oil producer in the whole wide world but you just thought.. nah.. this oil thing is too old school, let’s focus on developing the solar energy and power our desalination plant (among other things) with the solar power? That is just what these folks are planning to do. A pretty innovative and green approach to producing drinking water. Read on.
You know what they say… everything is big in DUBAI.