Biodesalination Plant

Dubai’s Biodesalination Plant provides a natural, local means of filtering saltwater into clean drinking water.

Global demand for fresh water could be 40% greater than supply by 2030. With a rising global population and increasing challenges to water management, we will face severe water scarcity unless we find new ways of creating fresh water for food and industry. The first section of the exhibition imagines a future where the UAE has developed new solutions to water scarcity.

Nature’s Blueprints

In 2024, scientists developed a way to desalinate water based on natural processes. This living freshwater factory is the result of combining the genes of a jellyfish – nature’s most absorptive natural material – with mangrove roots: one of nature’s best desalinators.

Nature’s Blueprints

In 2024, scientists developed a way to desalinate water based on natural processes. This living freshwater factory is the result of combining the genes of a jellyfish – nature’s most absorptive natural material – with mangrove roots: one of nature’s best desalinators.

Filtering the Purest Drinking Water

The membranes of this synthetic organism extract fresh water from the sea naturally, and block out pollution and other impurities. Each system filters clean water for the whole city, whilst cleaning the ocean around it. Dubai exports jellyfish biodesalination plants across the globe, making fresh water accessible to everyone through genetics and biomimicry.

Filtering the Purest Drinking Water

The membranes of this synthetic organism extract fresh water from the sea naturally, and block out pollution and other impurities. Each system filters clean water for the whole city, whilst cleaning the ocean around it. Dubai exports jellyfish biodesalination plants across the globe, making fresh water accessible to everyone through genetics and biomimicry.

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