Germany is considering drinking water from the Baltic Sea. This is due to the fact that the states of Berlin and Brandenburg may have problems with water shortages. Analyzes in this regard are already underway.
Due to the fact that Berlin is running out of water, Germany is considering using water from the Baltic Sea. This was confirmed by Axel Vogel, Minister of the Environment of the state of Brandenburg, emphasizing that analyzes of such a solution had already begun. – Due to the falling groundwater level, if we do nothing, we will have problems with water – said Axel Vogel, quoted by the “Berliner Zaitung”.
Will Germany drink water from the Baltic Sea?
Gazeta.pl points out that most of Berlin’s drinking water is obtained from the Havel and Spree rivers. It is estimated that the latter in the dry summer months can locally transfer up to 75 percent. less water. For this reason, the states of Berlin and Brandenburg may simply have a problem with shortages. Berlin, in particular, is in a difficult situation, as groundwater has long been unable to meet local demand. Therefore, the states of Berlin and Brandenburg want to investigate whether water from the Baltic Sea can be used as drinking water in the future. A feasibility study for such a solution is to be prepared by the end of the year. It will be necessary to desalinate water from the Baltic Sea.
– The report aims to explain the conditions under which desalination of Baltic Sea water and transporting it to the Berlin area makes ecological and economic sense Vogel said.
There is an average of 7 g of salt in a liter of Baltic water. This process will involve high costs and energy consumption. Another problem will also be the consent of the Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. – After all, the coast of the Baltic Sea does not belong to either Brandenburg or Berlin – said the Minister of the Environment of the state of Brandenburg.