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A United Arab Emirates Firm Plans To Tow An Iceberg From Antarctica To Solve A Major Problem

Published on 6 May, 2017 at 2:59 pm By

In an attempt to solve the severe water shortage crisis, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to tow icebergs from Antarctica to its coast of Fujairah.

 

A screenshot from an animation video showing an iceberg at UAE in the Arabian peninsula. National Adviser Bureau/CBC

The proposal of towing an iceberg from Antarctica to the coasts of the UAE has been put forward by an organization called The National Adviser Bureau Limited based in Masdar city.


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The organization has also released a promotional animation video in which a huge flat-topped iceberg is being towed across 10,000 km to the UAE.

According to the video, the massive icebergs will first be brought to the UAE and then converted into billions of liters of fresh water. Upon reaching the Fujairah port, the iceberg will be unloaded at a water-processing port.



According to the company, the event can also double the tourist attraction of Fujairah by attracting many people to its coast. The animation also shows penguins and polar bears standing on the iceberg; however, there are no polar bears in Antarctica.

 

An iceberg containing 20 billion gallons of fresh water is sufficient to meet the water needs of 1 million people for 5 years. One of the top ten water-stressed countries of the world, the UAE hopes to mitigate its problem of water scarcity with this move. The millions of gallons of fresh water obtained from an iceberg will also help to restore the lost greenery of the desert land.

Have a look at the promotional video by The National Advisor Bureau Limited:


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