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Dubai to build new reservoirs for desalinated water

Like other Gulf states, the UAE is dependent on desalination for its drinking water.

Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority announced today that it plans to construct three new reservoirs of desalinated water to increase the emirate’s water security. The reservoirs will cost around $150 million and store desalinated water, the official Emirates News Agency reported. 

What is it:  Water desalination is the process by which salt is removed from ocean water to create fresh water that can be treated further and be safely used for drinking. About half of the water that enters a desalination plant becomes drinking water. 

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