…the heat over the last few days got me thinking about water.
As the world’s population continues to increase, the demand for freshwater is growing fast. 458 more words
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June 15 2015 – “National efforts to desalinate seawater and recycle wastewater have enabled the Mediterranean country, which is more than half desert, to satisfy its water needs even in times of drought — though that new water costs more. 150 more words
June 30, 2015
CBS Los Angeles
Summary: Los Angeles County is looking toward financing a $1.5 million desalination plant for Catalina Island, currently undergoing a severe water shortage. 33 more words
Natasha Wright — Photo/Bryce Vickmark
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When graduate student Natasha Wright began her PhD program in mechanical engineering, she had no idea how to remove salt from groundwater to make it more palatable, nor had she ever been to India, where this is an ongoing need.
June 24, 2015
Summary: A proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant from Poseidon (the Boston-based company that developed the Carlsbad plant) is expected to cost $700 million to build, leading to $1800 per acre-foot bills and serious questions about the environmental impact. 70 more words
June 22, 2015
Al Jazeera America
Summary: California is attempting to diversify water sources in the face of a historically devastating drought. Expanded use of desalination is key to the state’s efforts, with the Poseidon plant in Carlsbad set to provide 50 million gallons of water per day. 133 more words