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Veolia Water combats water shortages by deploying seawater, brackish water and wastewater desalination procedures.
Seawater accounts for 97% of the water on earth. Since almost 60% of the world's population lives less than 60 km from a maritime coast, seawater is poised to become one of the main alternative resources in those regions in the next several decades. In arid coastal regions, desalination can augment available water resources. It also has the advantage of reducing water dependency on other regions and eliminating the need to import and transport water over long distances.
There are two main types of procedures for desalinating seawater, which contains almost 100 times more than the WHO-recommended amount of salt in water destined for human consumption.
The two types of processes can be combined if doing so cuts costs and improves performance.
Veolia Water is working to optimize the performance of our clients' desalination processes, both in terms of their environmental impact and energy use.
Veolia Water deploys desalination processes through our specialized companies and has built 15% of the world's desalination capacity, which is expected to double in 10 years.
The systems implemented can be designed for huge projects, of 450,000 cubic meters a day or more, or for smaller capacities of a few cubic meters a day, to help small and medium-sized cities manage urgent drinking water supply problems.