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A new source of fresh water for agriculture

Agricultural decline in most countries is linked to the fresh water shortage, drought and, as a result, the loss of fertile land. A chronic lack of fresh water for irrigation could jeopardise the entire industry, so an efficient and cost-effective way to desalinate sea water is needed to give a chance to restore crops around the world. Until now, most attempts at seawater desalination have turned out to be too expensive and energy-intensive.

By 2040, a new, efficient way to desalinate sea water has became available: it uses nano-tech graphene. This is a modified carbon layer one atom thick, which became the basis of the membrane that allows only water molecules to pass through and has the requisite strength for continued use. This method of desalination makes it possible to produce fresh water on the massive scale necessary for farming and at a low cost.

It will be a real salvation for Central Africa and Latin America, a hope for survival in a prolonged drought. Also, it will give the opportunity for countries with rich marine resources such as Cyprus, Greece, New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, India, South-East Asia to develop agriculture more effectively.

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David Already been done. CSIRO has developed a graphene filter which can clean & desalinate polluted seawater. Search "Graphair". 30 Aug 2019
Malcolm We could be imortal i guess 18 May 2019
Marriette Deckard The world will need to move much faster and aggressively even as of 2019 water security is in jeopardy for almost half of the world's population which faces at least one month of water shortage per year according to the U.N. agency that tracks this data. As climate change alters regional weather trends fresh water is going to become tight. 14 Mar 2019
Craig Graphene in the mineral of the Future. See what happening from Solar, heat, protective paints to Supercapasitors for mobile devices and electrical Vehicle's. I have access to 100 million ton Graphite deposit, gold and copper. Need partners and $110k to secure the option and rights to purchase for $6M. Then $100m to develop a International seaport mining, manufacturing, and Suppling the workd with Graphene Profucts. 2-5 years we can be setup for making $billions. Any Investors in this group? Craig 16 Feb 2019
Kai_West yes. But much earlier. In the next 5 years. 06 Feb 2019
Devin McLaughlin This technology could potentially save billions of lives. 06 Feb 2019
Sam This will be a problem in more of the near future than 2050. As it is, there is not enough water for everyone. 06 Feb 2019
Țĥě ɱặgí Cíěŋ yep 06 Feb 2019
Đặng Hữu Hưng i think this is big problem which all the world must solve in 5 years later!!! 06 Feb 2019
Ishtmeet Agreed. 06 Feb 2019