Could Desalination Be the Solution to Our Water Woes?

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Global warming, drought and increased population are combining to increase the pressure on water supplies worldwide.  Is desalination the solution…a stop gap…or technological overkill that's not worth what it costs?

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Photo: Ambassador Daniel Shapiro visited and toured the Hadera Desalination Plant, the newest and most modern desalination facility in Israel on July 26, 2012. (US Embassy Tel Aviv)

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Evan George