Innovative Desalination Technologies

Environmentally Sustainable Desalination

For more than half a century, Kuwait has successfully managed its self-sufficient freshwater independence by using water desalination systems to convert readily accessible seawater into salt-free potable water using locally available fuel. After such a long time, major concerns have emerged about the effect burning fossil fuels to meet the demands for freshwater has on the environment and about its economic sustainability. KISR launched the Innovative Desalination Technologies (IDT) Program to expand Kuwait’s ability to develop emerging desalination technologies and expand its freshwater facilities. The Program addresses the challenge of providing Kuwait with a more environmentally and economically sustainable desalination infrastructure under the circumstances of preserving fossil fuel resources and growing concerns about the impact desalination technologies have on the environment.

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