UNESCO reports that the freshwater shortfall worldwide will rise to 500 trillion gallons per year by 2025. The World Economic Forum says that shortage of fresh water may be the primary global threat in the next decade. What to do? Why, build 1,500 nuclear-powered desalination plants, of course, and the new fleet of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs) are ideal as they produce both thermal energy and electrical energy without producing greenhouse gases. Today, only 15 out of the thousands of desalination plants operating today worldwide are powered by nuclear. And did you know that all nuclear-powered naval vessels routinely use nuclear energy to desalinate seawater? So why aren’t we building the 1,500 nuclear-powered desalination plants? Lets make use of all those melting icebergs by turning them into fresh glasses of water.
500 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed