Hold the Salt

There are now about 21,000 desalination plants in operation around the globe. The biggest ones are in the United Arab EmiratesSaudi Arabia and Israel. The world’s largest desalination plant is located in Saudi Arabia (Ras Al-Khair Power and Desalination Plant) with a capacity of 1,401,000 cubic meters per day.  The most common processes used in desalination require the use of fossil fuels – critical when providing safe, usable water in arid locations around the world where water poverty is an ongoing situation. #fossilfueled