Thirsty British Look To The Sea For Relief

Faced with a mounting lack of fresh water, England thinks reverse-osmosis could provide for its inevitable growth and life-style changes.
June 9, 2004, 1pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Despite their differences, London and Los Angeles now have something in common: an expected lack of water. As Britain's population continues to rise, the nation's per capita water level has dropped below that of drought-stricken nations like the Sudan and Ethiopia. In response, several companies have proposed desalinization plants for the Thames but critics are wary of the environmental and energy-use drawbacks.

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Published on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 in BBC News
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