Demand for desalination plants increases worldwide.
Pressed by growing urban populations, drier, and warmer climates, as well as the need to fortify supplies stretched by the increasing worldwide thirst, metropolitan and national governments on five continents are building record numbers of industrial plants to use a nearly alchemic technology to produce drinking water from the sea.
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Hannah Nester is a design intern for Circle of Blue. Reach her at circleofblue.org/contact. Read the accompanying story, Drinking From the Sea, by Connor Boals, a reporter for Circle of Blue.