El Paso's Water Supply Is Moving Out — But Not If These Ideas Work

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El Paso's Water Supply Is Moving Out — But Not If These Ideas Work
Climate change makes El Paso's water depletion worse. But officials and researchers think they have solutions. And it's getting national attention.
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The world's largest inland desalination plant is in El Paso, Texas. That's no coincidence. As the city pumps more water from the ground, what's left is salty. The more it pumps water, the more desalinating it will have to do. It's just part of a strained water supply, one that's projected to run low with climate change. But the water utility thinks it has solutions.