Seawater Desalination in Saudi Arabia
by Kazuya S.
Seawater desalination plant in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has the biggest seawater desalination plant in the world. The Arabian Peninsula has large deserts, and it's difficult to get water to where people live. So oases in the desert are a valuable water resource, and oases have made many cities.
Saudi Arabia is just one example. But the water in oases has a limit, because the water is likely to dry up before 2040.
But technology now exists where seawater can be changed to fresh water, so people don't need to use oases. Particularly, cities in Saudi Arabia have the biggest seawater making capacity, and people's lifestyle like drinking & washing clothes is enabled by these systems. Many major cities like Riyadh and Mecca use these desalination systems.
Life in a desert country was too difficult before now, but the environment has changed! So now it has become a comfortable environment for not only the people living in Saudi Arabia, but for us as well.