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The absence of a policy promoting desalination projects

12 de Nov, 2022

We invite you to read the column by our partner José Ignacio Zaldivar in El Mercurio de Antofagasta, which highlights the slow development of the desalination industry due to its costs: ‘The conveyance and elevation to transport water to consumption areas significantly increase costs as demand moves away from the coast. Consequently, the majority of projects concentrate in large-scale mining, which can bear these costs, but are nearly nonexistent in the agricultural sector, paradoxically the most affected by this crisis.’

For this reason, he emphasizes the need for an active policy promoting desalination projects, which would be an effective solution to address the water deficit affecting our country.


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