Water Facts

Did you know?

The Sydney Desalination Plant can supply up to 15% of Sydney’s water supply.

The Sydney Desalination Plant can supply up to 250 million litres of drinking water a day.

60% of the worlds desalination plants are in the Middle East.

97% of the Earth’s water is saltwater found in the oceans and seas.

Of the three per cent of water that is fresh water, only one per cent is available for drinking water.

748 million people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water. This is roughly one tenth of the world’s population.

Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world.

In 2013 there were over 17,000 desalination plants worldwide.

The global capacity of commissioned desalination plants in 2013 was more than 80 million cubic metres per day.

Desalination is used in approximately 150 countries around the world.

More than 300 million people around the world rely on desalinated water for some or all of their daily needs.