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Desalination by the Numbers

17,000+

The total number of desalination plants worldwide (as of 2013)

 

More than 80 million cubic meters per day

The global capacity of commissioned desalination plants (as of 2013)

 

21.1 billion US gallons

The equivalent of 66.5 million cubic meters per day

 

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