desalination

Singapore Companies Aim to Quench China’s Thirst

Reuters’ Eveline Danubrata describes Singaporean companies’ scramble to help address China’s severe water shortages: Singapore is a hub for water technology because of its own concerns about water security....

Water Shortages: Desalination vs. Conservation

Seawater desalination may offer a promising supplement to diversion of freshwater to China’s dry north-east, especially as severe droughts in the south place the latter’s basic logic in question. Critics argue,...

Water Use in China “an Environmental Ponzi Scheme”

The Guardian’s Damian Carrington writes on the unsustainability of water use in China and the Middle East: The world’s population tripled in the 20th century, but the thirst for water grew six-fold, the large...

Can the Sea Solve China’s Water Crisis?

The Guardian reports on a sea water desalination plant outside Tianjin that aims to provide a solution to the country’s water crisis: Engineers from the operating company – the State Development and Investment Corporation...

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