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Water Desalination: Deep Enough to Dive in?

In our Initiating Coverage report on the Water Sector in November 2011, we highlighted three promising areas: the Water-Waste-Energy Nexus, Network Management and Desalination. In this report, we examine the current state of Desalination, how it has evolved from a single-purpose utility addressing water scarcity to become an integral part of any water sourcing strategy.We also examine the myths and misperceptions surrounding Desalination and how they have become outdated. The Desalination sector currently delivers 66 million cubic meters of water each day and this is expected to double in the next four years. Central to our study is how Desalination has become a global industry that is now mainstream and self-sustaining, spawning new opportunities