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Climate change warning: Islanders may need to alter lifestyle to stop Jersey drying up – France

Helier Smith also said that a new reservoir might have to be built – one of a number of options which could potentially lead to a hike in Islander’s bills.

He added that efforts made by his company to encourage Islanders and businesses to be conservative with their usage would simply not go far enough to address an eight million litre deficit expected to hit the Island by 2045.

Last week, the company announced that the Island was currently using millions more litres of water from its reservoirs each day than it was able to replace and that the desalination plant – which turns sea water into drinking water – was likely to be brought into action this week.

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Jersey Water to switch on desalination plant – France

Millions of litres of water will be treated and pumped into the Val de la Mer reservoir for use as drinking water.

The island has received 25% less rainfall this year than the long-term average, according to Jersey Met.

Switching on the plant should ensure there is enough drinking water available for the island’s population.

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Minister: Trade volume between Egypt, France hits USD 1.459 billion in 8 months – Egypt

The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and France hit 1.4 billion dollars during the first eight months of 2018, including 460-million-dollar exports and 999-million-dollar imports, Trade and Industry Minister Amr Nassar said on Saturday 13/10/2018.

This came at a meeting that Nassar held with French Ambassador in Cairo Stéphane Romatet to discuss future economic relations between both countries and current French investments in Egypt.

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