Adelaide Desalination: Part of solution to safeguard South Australia's water supplies
Milind Kumar, Adelaide Desalination Project Director, Australia
The total project cost is Aus$ 1.824 billion (US$ 1.905 billion) and the plant will deliver up to 100 million m³/d of water each year - about half of metropolitan Adelaide's annual water demand. A range of drinking water supply alternatives was considered, but desalination was the only climate-independent option, which could help meet the demands of South Australia's changing climate and population growth predictions.
This article first appeared in the August/September 2011 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.
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