31 Jan Paying a heavy price for water. Environmental impact of desalination: new study raises two main concerns
Posted at 16:26h in In the press
CYPRUS’ reliance on desalination has long been hotly debated with conservationists calling for a more sustainable use of water resources. An upcoming academic work which is currently in press adds to the debate and suggests solutions.
The paper by scientists from the University of Aberdeen and Cyprus’ department of fisheries and marine research argues there are solutions for two main problems created by desalination: increased greenhouse gas emissions, a global problem, and the marine environment impact, a local issue.