Ongoing droughts push desalination up the agenda in Namibia

While Windhoek has flirted with desalination in the past, recent weather extremes have prompted a new feasibility study that will look to make it a reality. Desal will not be the only solution to water shortages, however.

Namibia’s government is looking to a German-backed feasibility scheme to make its long-held desalination plans a reality, after drought conditions in the southern African country made finding a new source of water for the capital Windhoek an immediate priority.

The country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, backed by German development bank KfW, is looking to take on a...

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