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Icebergs to be towed from Antarctica to United Arab Emirates for drinking water | The Independent

The United Arab Emirates is planning to tow icebergs from Antarctica to its coast to solve its issues with drinking water.The National Advisor Bureau Limited company plans to provide a new source of freshwater for the region by towing the iceberg from Antarctica to the coast of the eastern emirate of Fujairah. The Masdar city-based company then plans to mine the iceberg for drinking water.An average iceberg contains more than 20 billion gallons of water, or enough for one million people over five years, Abdullah Mohammad Sulaiman Al Shehi, the company’s managing director, told Gulf News.

Source: Icebergs to be towed from Antarctica to United Arab Emirates for drinking water | The Independent

I guess that gives them and others reasons to be happy about calving….

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