Water source of Gibraltar

Water source of Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a small British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. The primary source of freshwater for Gibraltar is desalination. Due to its limited land area and lack of natural freshwater sources, Gibraltar relies on desalination plants to provide its residents with a reliable supply of drinking water.


Desalination is the process of removing salt and other impurities from seawater to make it safe for drinking and other domestic uses. Gibraltar has several desalination plants that produce freshwater from the surrounding seawater, ensuring a constant supply of clean water for its population.

In addition to desalination, Gibraltar may also receive some freshwater from rainfall, but this is typically not sufficient to meet the territory's water needs, given its arid climate and limited land area. Therefore, desalination remains the primary method for providing freshwater to Gibraltar.