In Chennai, a coastal city of about 10 million and the capital of Tamil Nadu state, rapid development and rampant construction have overtaxed a once-abundant natural water supply.
After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe.
The salt and chemicals in the brine left over from desalination can threaten local marine ecosystems.
The rise of desalination plants, now almost 16,000 worldwide, has led to a glut of brine waste—much of which is dumped into oceans, which can raise salinity to dangerous levels and put toxic chemicals in the marine environment threatening ocean life, according to a new study.
The Sydney desalination plant's biggest effect on the ocean is unlikely to be from the release of highly saline brine, according to the first peer-reviewed study into the industry's marine impacts.
Border water will be at the center of climate change diplomacy. It may pull nations together, or lead them into war.
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