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Australians will have to get used to drinking recycled water

ABC News Jessica Longbottom 19 March 2018

Drinking treated sewage has always been on the nose in Australia.  The “ick” factor has led successive state governments across the country to rule it out as an option and was a key reason desalination plants were built in many capital cities. 32 more words

Science - General

Desalination may help Cape Town water crisis

“For months, Cape Town, a city of four million people, has been facing the doomsday scenario of taps running dry. The city’s Theewaterskloof Dam, a water reservoir which once supplied the city 50 percent of its supply, looks more like a desert area.” click here


Designing a Graphene Filter to make Seawater Drinkable and ... Cheaper

As drinking water grows scarce, desalination might be one way to bridge the gap.

A new study released earlier this week in the journal Nature Nanotechnology… 555 more words


Cape Town is bracing for “Day Zero” — the day it cuts off running water for 4 million people

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The Beautiful South African megacity has been struck by a historic drought, and now it’s running out of water. 1,503 more words

On The Trail

Guest Videos: Capetown - The First Modern City to Go Dry?

It seems strange to see all that water splashing around the city, unused. But desalination isn’t easy or cheap:

Nevertheless, the Canary Islands reportedly depend on desalination to keep their economy as well as their daily lives going. 14 more words


Is Perth really running out of water? Well, yes and no

The future of Perth’s urban wetlands is in doubt.
Orderinchaos/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Don McFarlane, University of Western Australia

As Cape Town counts down to “day zero” and the prospect of its taps being turned off, there have inevitably been questions about whether the same fate might befall a major Australian city. 1,107 more words


On Drought and Salt

Tonight, thankfully, it’s raining. About time. L.A. supposedly saw off a brutal drought a year ago. Then came last year’s epic rains, prompting California’s Water Resources Board to officially end the drought last Spring. 1,289 more words