Who Is Using Desalination?

Seawater desalination is ideal for arid coastal regions that need an additional source to augment drinking water supplies. Brackish desalination allows inland communities to take advantage of water sources that are too salty to treat with conventional methods. There are more than 15,000 desalination plants worldwide.  Some locations currently using and/or considering desalination technology include:

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Algeria
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Cyprus
  • Israel
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States, in states such as Florida, California, and Texas
  • Trinidad and Tobago

For information on how other communities are effectively using desalination techniques, please visit the Success Stories section of this site, as well as the links below: