GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
June 22, 1995: Oman and the U.S. each pledge $3 million to build a Middle East Desalination Research Center in Oman.

The shortage of fresh water is a growing problem for Oman and other Gulf states. Many states get fresh water by desalination, the process of purifying salt water. Oman, which has built dams to collect rainwater that runs down mountains, continues to look for other ways to collect more fresh water.

WWW Middle East Desalination Research Center
http://www.medrc.org/

Official Web site for the Middle East Desalination Research Center in Oman