The location of the Algarve’s first desalination plant is already under discussion, the Algarve Municipalities Association (AMAL) has announced.

“Possible locations for the desalination plant are already being studied, namely by the municipalities and by the Águas do Algarve company, the entity responsible for this project,” AMAL said in a statement.

The announcement came after the region’s boroughs carried out an online meeting last week with Environment and Climate Action Minister, João Pedro Matos Fernandes.