Greek-Norwegian cooperation takes desalination to the next level

The demand for drinking water is outstripping supply in Greece. Population growth, pollution and climate change are making it worse. This project turns Norwegian science into Greek action, and seawater into drinking water.

Freshwater resources are limited and under pressure, often threatened by climate change, pollution and population growth. This is one of the reasons why the UN's 6th Sustainable Development Goal calls for access to water and sanitation for all.  

Desalination is a process that creates drinking water from seawater, which helps meet increasing water demands. The iFOs project takes the process to a more resource-efficient, intelligent and low-impact level.

In Greece, the company Emvis partners up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology to take desalination to new levels, supported through the EEA Grants. 

Find out more about this project in this article recently published by Innovation Norway.  

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