ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Water Supply in Chennai

Desalination and Missed Opportunities

In recent years, Chennai has explored desalination as a way to meet growth in population and water needs. Desalination may provide a reliable supply of water, but it is far from being the most cost-effective option. It only addresses the supply side of the issue, providing a false notion of water security. Alternatives such as reuse of treated wastewater can address the twin problems of water supply and waste discharge.

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