As reservoirs fill, desalination plants go into overdrive – Cyprus

It’s been the rainiest January in 30 years with water pouring into the island’s reservoirs, yet rather than this being an opportunity to decrease dependence on costly and environmentally unsustainable desalination plants, by Friday we were raising their operation to full capacity.

As the torrential rainfall that marked the first half of the week caused a number of island’s reservoirs to overflow, it also brought about violent seas which led to the obstruction of the desalination plant systems, resulting in water cuts on Thursday and Friday [