The Seawater Desalination Information Pack is the second in a series of four which cover key topics relating to water supply and security in Australia. Each information pack contains key information and statistics.

Seawater desalination is the removal of salt and impurities from seawater to produce fresh drinking water. Most desalination plants built recently in Australia use a process called reverse osmosis. Desalination is providing resiliency to water supplies. Australia’s climate has shifted and there is a high risk that extreme weather events will become even more intense in Australia over the coming decades. Seawater desalination plants operate independent of rainfall and can be implemented on a scale that can make a significant difference to overall supply reliability. 


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