Any kind of power station generates heat, to produce steam, which drives a turbine. All that is needed would be to capture exhaust steam, condense it as distilled water.
For irrigating deserts, simply bypass turbines, condense the steam, and obtain salt-free water by the Mega tone. Clearly, Molten Salt Reactors have a significant role here. Particularly since the US army had already installed an early water-cooled type of nuclear power plant, buried under the ice sheet in Greenland in the 1960's, in total secrecy: meanwhile the Navy put a similar one on the Antartic ice sheet, covered by an aluminium dome, with much public fanfare.
A system consisting of a cluster of LFTR reactors: some driving pumps,
others generating distilled water, promise to be a practical solution to the
problem of irrigating the centre of deserts.
See: “LFTRs in 5 minutes - Thorium Reactors”.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK367T7h6ZY
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