Desalinated Water

The greatest water resource in the world is the ocean, but you can’t drink it—a fact that has been taunting scientists and thinkers as great as Aristotle for generations. However, today between 10 and 13 billion gallons of water are desalinated worldwide per day. That’s only about 0.2 percent of global water consumption, but with new advances in the membrane technology and reducing the energy needed, a 61 percent growth rate is expected for the desalination market by 2019. U.S. desert climate states and other countries are leading the way with research, and it could change drastically if we “crack the salt code.”