Renewable Energy Desalination: An Emerging Solution to Close MENA’s Water Gap Renewable Energy Desalination: An Emerging Solution to Close MENA’s Water Gap

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are facing real water security challenges. In arid, coastal cities, water demand is often met through large-scale desalination systems powered by fossil fuels. While groundwater and surface water resources are dwindling due to population growth and climate change, more desalination plants will be required to meet the water demand gap.