Peru eyes desalination to ensure water supplies

Peru plans to start desalinating water from the Pacific Ocean to make up for declining supplies from fast-melting glaciers affected by climate change, Reuters reported the country's president as saying.
Peru relies for fresh water mostly on rivers, some of which are fed by large tropical glaciers that are melting at an unprecedented rate. President Alan Garcia said the country must develop an alternate, more secure source by pumping water from the ocean and desalinating it.
"We can’t think about the future with yesterday’s plans. We must use modern technology and this will happen as we treat ocean water," Reuters reported Garcia as saying.