Water scarcity is becoming a global issue. Last year, a U.S. intelligence report projected that by 2040, fresh water availability will not be able to keep up with demand “absent more effective management of water resources.”
Currently, the desalinization process known as reverse osmosis requires expensive pumping stations that use lots of energy, and are difficult for underdeveloped countries to obtain, install, and maintain. The United Nations reported that about 780 million people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water.
Monday March 18, 2013, 11:34 am
Noted and signed gladly, as globally there will be a severe water shortage. Thank you Mr. Stetson and engineers at Locheed Martin for your positive invention. Desalination is a very expensive process at present, but with these new filters it will become much more affordable in the near future.
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 11:18 am
My husband, who is a farmer, and I were just talking about the future possibility to turn to the oceans for fresh water. This man deserves the Nobel Prize for his invention! Without potable water, no one and nothing can survive!