Interesting article in Money Week about widespread discussion around the world about nuclear power plants for desalination to meet water shortages:
One obvious strategy is to run nuclear reactors at full capacity all the time, but use the energy purely for power provision as peak times. When electricity demand is low, the duel desalination mode can be utilised.
China is currently looking at the feasibility of a nuclear seawater desalination plant in the Yantai. Russia has embarked on a nuclear desalination project using floating reactors and Pakistan is continuing efforts to set up a demonstration desalination plant coupled to its KANUPP reactor. Tunisia is also looking at the feasibility of a cogeneration (electricity-desalination) plant in the southeast of the country, treating slightly saline groundwater.