Interesting step forward by researchers at the CSIRO team in Sydney in efforts to develop affordable desalination technology. 

Ultimately, the potential application for affordable large scale desalination could be one of the biggest global technological breakthroughs in addressing social, economic and environmental issues.

In the more immediate future, desalination does have application in support of industrial processes, decontamination as well as environmental remediation. It could also play a role in addressing water infrastructure issues closer to home.