High cost of installation restrains development

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China has invested tens of billions of dollars to solve the country’s drought crisis, even diverting water from the south to the parched north. However, the plans have only addressed part of the problem, leaving authorities searching for alternative solutions. Desalination is one, but the question of cost remains. CCTV’s Han Bin visited one such plant in Tianjin.

High cost of installation restrains development

High cost of installation restrains development

China has invested tens of billions of dollars to solve the country's drought crisis, even diverting water from the south to the parched north. However, the plans have only addressed part of the problem, leaving authorities searching for alternative solutions. Desalination is one, but the question of cost remains. Today in our special series Half Empty, CCTV's Han Bin visited one such plant in Tianjin.


Israel is global leader in desalination technologies

For dry countries like Australia, Saudi Arabia and Israel, rainless winters mean water shortages for farmers and consumers at least that’s what it used to mean. But desalination technologies are turning the world’s seawater into drinking water. In the realm of desalination, Israel is the global leader. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid visited the world’s largest desalination facility and brings us the report.

Israel is global leader in desalination technologies

Israel is global leader in desalination technologies

For dry countries like Australia, Saudi Arabia and Israel, rainless winters mean water shortages for farmers and consumers...at least that's what it used to mean. But desalination technologies are turning the world's seawater into drinking water. In the realm of desalination, Israel is the global leader. CCTV's Stephanie Freid visited the world's largest desalination facility and brings us the report.