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We're Back in Sacramento!

The CalDesal Annual Conference is the premier event on desalination and salinity management in California – attracting water professionals from throughout the state, the country, and the world for knowledge-sharing, networking, and collaboration! The event will be held on February 8-9, 2024 at the Embassy Suites in Sacramento, and will include engaging sessions on the latest issues of interest to the desalination and salinity management communities.

This year's theme is, "Desal for California’s Water Resiliency, Security, and Sustainability." CalDesal is pleased that the program will feature engaging sessions that will highlight the role desalination will play in California’s water resilient future in light of the state’s changing climate and aridification. You’ll hear about lessons learned through recent regulatory permitting processes, statewide media perspectives on California's desalination future, exciting innovations in desalination technology, and more!

Location: Embassy Suites Sacramento - 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814 - Discounted Rate: $239
Day 1: Thursday, February 8, 2024 – 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Day 2: Friday, February 9, 2023 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Online registration is closed. However, registration will be available on-site.

Agenda Now Available!

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Digital Agenda

Session 1: The Societal Case for Desal: Economic Impacts of Water Scarcity

Thursday, February 8, 8:15 – 9:30 AM
Moderator: Brent Alspach – Director of Applied Research, Arcadis
Speakers: Dr. Ellen Bruno, Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension, UC Berkeley Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics
Janet Clements, President and Founder, One Water Econ
Edward Ring, Senior Fellow, California Policy Center

Session 4: Media Perspectives on Desalination

Thursday, February 8, 1:30 – 2:45
Moderator: Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
Speakers: Steven Greenhut, Southern California News Group
Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters, CalMatters
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