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Water security is a global issue, which is likely to increase with climate change. There is an ever-growing dependence on seawater desalination to meet increasing regional demand for potable water.


ENGIE continues to invest heavily in this critical sector, deploying market-leading expertise to deliver and maintain desalination facilities and innovate for the benefit of future generations.

Conventional desalination processes are very energy-intensive. In line with our purpose to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, we prioritize the use of Reverse Osmosis technology coupled with renewable energy across all our desalination operations in Africa.

Globally, some 1.1 billion people lack access to water, with 2.7 billion experiencing water scarcity for at least one month of the year. In the face of these statistics and the fact that water systems are becoming ever more overstretched, it is clear that the provision of fresh water for today and tomorrow’s generations is critically important. ENGIE is committed to continual investment in the infrastructure and expertise required, not only to maintain but to improve and expand capacity in the years ahead.