Dubai and the Next Big Thing

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.

Published by letschatwater

I distinctly remember the fluids mechanics homework i was working on many many years ago and i thought to myself... "shit... i get this ... water stuff..". Like the right buttons get pushed in my brain and this "flow" business actually makes sense to me. That was the origin of the love story and it's been going strong through all these years. I have been called many things, "Water Chick", "Aqua Girl" etc.. but I settled for "Ganges" as my screen name... I believe it serves the purpose of what i am trying to do here beautifully. I hope to make this place my "Mecca" for all things water. A place where people like me with no other agenda but pure love for water can come and hang out with a cuppa.... water.. lol.... fine... beer, coffee, wine, vodka, what have you!! Knowledge does not need to take itself too seriously... hopefully we will pick up a thing or two while we are traipsing along and stumbling away... that is the plan... we shall see..

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