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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of desalinization policies in south east asia

Excited to share insights on the vital role of desalination policies in South East Asia! Did you know that the region's burgeoning population and rapid industrialization are intensifying water scarcity challenges? 


 A global leader in desalination, meeting up to 30% of its water demand through desalinated seawater. The country's total desalination capacity is approximately 180 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD). Source: Public Utilities Board


 With increasing urbanization, Malaysia aims to enhance its water security through desalination projects, like the one in Melaka, producing 100 million liters per day. Malaysia's total desalination capacity stands at around 192 MIGD. Source: Malaysian National Water Services Commission (SPAN)


As the largest archipelago nation, Indonesia faces unique challenges. Desalination initiatives are crucial, especially in coastal areas prone to water stress. Indonesia's desalination capacity is approximately 10.4 MIGD. Source: World Bank


Investing in desalination to combat droughts and ensure water security in regions like the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). Thailand's desalination capacity is around 2 MIGD, with plans for expansion. Source: Bangkok Post


With growing demand in urban areas and climate change impacts, Vietnam is exploring desalination options to supplement freshwater sources. Vietnam's desalination capacity is approximately 0.5 MIGD, with plans for further development. Source: Vietnam Investment Review

Desalination isn't just a solution; it's an imperative in ensuring sustainable water management in South East Asia. Let's continue driving innovation and policy action for a water-secure future!

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