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September 22 Brown Bag Seminar: Seawater Desalination - Promise or Peril?

Monday, September 22, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Park Tower Building
980 Ninth Street
2nd Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

Heather Cooley – Water Program Director, Pacific Institute

There is considerable interest in increasing the use of seawater desalination in California. However, expanding desalination capacity along the California coast raises a variety of environmental, social, and economic questions, many of which are not fully answered.

This seminar will review the advantages and disadvantages of existing and new desalination technologies and provide a summary of proposed seawater desalination projects in California and their current status.

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Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)