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Desalination by the Numbers

18,426

The total number of desalination plants worldwide (as of June 30, 2015)

 

More than 86.8 million cubic meters per day

The global capacity of commissioned desalination plants (as of June 30, 2015)

 

22.9 billion US gallons

The equivalent of 86.8 million cubic meters per day (as of June 30, 2015)

 

150

The number of countries where desalination is practiced

 

More than 300 million

The number of people around the world who rely on desalinated water for some or all their daily needs