Seawater Desalination

Seawater Desalination should be one of the biggest industries in our world today, as it allows people to get water in parts of the world that are lacking in freshwater but are relatively near saltwater. It also is a way for us to deal with rising sea levels, which are most likely going to increase with global warming. As flooding looms, keep taking the water out of the ocean, even if it means storing it in man-made reservoirs until ready to desalinate it. Seawater Desalination defined.  Geothermal Desalination defined.

Read more about the necessity to help grow this industry at Managing Earth’s Blog Seawater Desalination for the World. We’ll keep growing our list of resources pertaining to this vital industry in hopes that the world will get properly and more evenly hydrated while helping to reduce rising sea levels. If you know of great projects, technology, or companies that focus on desalination and would like to share the details on this page, email and I will share the details. The Managing Earth FB page also shares stories on any developments in the desalination industry. Visit our Pinterest page on Water Desalination to see great examples of this important technology.

Watch a video that DVSMarketing posted, explaining how seawater desalination takes place through osmosis and reverse osmosis.

International Companies in the Delasination Industry

Global Water Awards Desalination Company of the Year is Saline Water Conversion Corporation

Biwater – USA


IDE Technologies


Shanghai Safbon


VA Tech Wabag


Artaqua – Ireland

Aquatechtrade’s List of the Worlds Largest Desalination Plants:

  1. Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia: 1,036,000 m3/day
  2. Taweelah, UAE – 909,200 m3/day
  3. Shuaiba 3, Saudi Arabia – 880,000 m3/day
  4. Jubail Water and Power Company (JWAP), Saudi Arabia – 800,000 m3 /day
  5. Umm Al Quwain (UAQ), UAE – 682,900 m3/day
  6. DEWA Station M, Dubai – 636,000 m3/day
  7. Sorek, Israel – 624,000 m3/day
  8. Jubail 3A IWP, Saudi Arabia – 600,000 m3/day
  9. Sorek 2, Israel – 570,000 m3/day
  10. Fujairah 2, United Arab Emirates – 591,000 m3/day
Canadian Desalination and Water Treatment Companies: