The 27bn litre reservoir sits under the Liwa desert ©Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
The 27bn litre reservoir sits under the Liwa desert ©Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

World’s largest desalinated water reserve unveiled

16 January 2018

Abu Dhabi has unveiled the world’s largest reserve of desalinated water.

The Liwa Strategic Water Reserve is a 27bn litre reservoir that sits under the Liwa desert. Created at an estimated cost of AED1.81bn, if needed it can pump 455m litres of potable water a day to Abu Dhabi and the Al Dhafra region.

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