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

posted by Francis Churchill
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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