Researchers from The Australian National University have introduced a new desalination method that significantly reduces the energy required by about 80% compared to traditional techniques. Freshwater scarcity is a growing issue globally, with some regions already depending on desalination to obtain freshwater from ocean water. Currently, about one-third of freshwater discharges are used by humans, a figure projected to rise to one-half by midcentury, especially in regions such as Israel, Mexico City, India, and southern California.