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    Turning Brine Into Water Sustainably

    Trouble is brewing in Qatar, which boasts the highest per capita water usage in the world, and demand continues to soar. Weathered desalinization plants like one OZY recently visited rely on old-school evaporation to make plentiful seawater drinkable. But the process is exorbitant, energy intensive and environmentally destructive. That’s why it’s a big deal that independent water projects are coming to town with a simple tech — pioneered by an old enemy — that could provide the emirate and the region with a more sustainable approach to slaking desert dwellers’ seemingly unquenchable thirst.

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