Water On A Cruise Ship! Safe? Plentiful? Magical?

My lovely wife Cathy has recently addicted me to Norwegian Cruise Line cruises. So far we have gone to Alaska out of Seattle, and Cuba out of Miami. We leave in 30 days for the Virgin Islands, again in June and over my birthday in December. Since becoming a sailor a lot of folks have asked me the origins of drinking water on cruise ships. The ideas people have presented to…

Why Has Desalination Not Solved Our Global Water Needs?

The real question is, why hasn’t science yet developed a cost-effective method of desalination that would provide safe drinking water to the multitudes who need it, (380 million I believe)? The answer is that economics, geography, politics and science all get in the way. From a scientific stand point, getting the salt out of water is very difficult. The high salt content makes the process challenging. Reverse Osmosis requires high…