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As we know when a water source dries up in a Middle Eastern nation, the people who need it move to a different location and some get desperate. This leads to more refugees for other nations to take on, and a small fraction join a terrorist organization to survive. If this technology can bring fresh water to Middle Eastern nations, it can help fight terrorism, and end the refugee problem as they'd have no reason to flee if plenty of water and food are available as well as jobs.

What if war breaks out and the desal plants are targeted?

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