Reverse osmosis can be a good way of turning seawater into drinkable water to solve the scarcity of fresh water that is happening in several parts of America, including the state of California, as a recent article on The Buffalo News observed.
Lots of Water in the Ocean
The ocean indeed has a lot of water, but over 97 percent of that is too salty for drinking. Thus, most of that is unusable for humans. With the combination of population growth, excessive consumption, and prolonged droughts, arid yet populous areas like California are forced to restrict water use.