Fresh water is essential to industry, but for many producers it is scarce and costly access. Seawater desalination can deliver unlimited fresh water to co co-located coastal industry.
Value and price of water has been a major topic of debate at many global water related conferences. This theme is very closely linked with water reuse. For us, in finance, value and price are not philosophical or ethical issues, but very practical ones. Water reuse (like desalination) would only make financial sense, and hence worth investing in, if it can be delivered at a price the buyers are willing to pay for it.