Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: a Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management.
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Anderson, Donald M.
Boerlage, Siobhan F. E.
Dixon, Mike B.
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Arid countries throughout the world are heavily reliant on seawater desalination for their supply of drinking and municipal water. The desalination industry is large and rapidly growing, approaching more than 20,000 plants operating or contracted in greater than 150 countries worldwide and capacity projected to grow at a rate of 12% per year for the next several decades (http://www.desaldata.com; 2016). Desalination plants are broadly distributed worldwide, with a large and growing capacity in what will be referred to as the “Gulf” region throughout this manual. Here the Gulf refers to the shallow body of water bounded in the southwest by the Arabian Peninsula and Iran to the northeast. The Gulf is linked with the Arabian Sea by the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman to the east and extends to the Shatt al-Arab river delta at its western end. One of the operational challenges facing the industry is also expanding globally – the phenomena termed harmful algal blooms or HAB.....
PublisherIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO,
Series;NrIntergovernmental Oceangraphic Commission Manuals and Guides;78
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Phytoplankton biomass and diversity
Best Practice TypeManual
CitationAnderson, D. M.; Boerlage,S. F. E. and Dixon, M.B. (eds) (2017) Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: a Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management. Paris, France, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, 539 pp. (IOC Manuals and Guides No.78). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-203