Australian Desalination Plants

There are over 30 desalination plants operating in Australia, strategic infrastructures that create drinking water from seawater through a technique called “reverse osmosis.”  Most of these plants were built after the great drought that culminated in the collapse of the country’s water supply in 2007. The Victorian Desalination Plant, Australia’s largest, was built to bring drinking water to the city of Melbourne. Each year the plant can ensure a supply of up to 150 billion litres of drinking water to the metropolis hard hit by the water crisis.