Date: February 6-8, 2019
Location: DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs
67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, CA 92234
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February 6: Afternoon Desal Tour - Salton Sea
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm - leaving from hotel
February 7: Conference
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
February 8: Conference
8:00 am - Noon
Ocean Desalination - Implementing the Ocean Plan Amendments
This program will examine the amendments to the California Ocean Plan related to ocean water desalination that came into effect in 2016, and will specifically address developments in addressing the process of making a Determination pursuant to Section 13142.5(b) of the California Water Code. The panelists will discuss their experiences in applying for and processing a Water Code Determination, and discuss the status and challenges associated with implementation of the rules on current and future ocean desalination projects.
Ocean Water Intakes: Establishing Technical Feasibility under the Ocean Plan Amendment
How is technical feasibility defined under the Ocean Plan Amendment, and what should be considered when establishing technical feasibility? This session will provide an overview of OPA requirements and the considerations used to determine technical feasibility for two types of ocean water intakes—subsurface slant wells, and wedge-wire screened open ocean intakes. A brief overview will be provided for slant-well and wedge-wire intakes and case studies will be discussed for each intake type.
Both types of intakes have their strengths and issues to consider when establishing which type is feasible for a given location. The panelist will help shed some light on what to consider when establishing technical feasibility and what options are available to projects.