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July 2022 After $100 million Huntington Beach denial, what's the future of desalination in California?

June 2022 Newly opened Menifee desalination facility will provide water for 15,000 residents

June 2022 Desalination can now be owned and operated by private entities in Monterey County

May 2022 As Bay Area faces prolonged drought, recycling and desalination are the only two real options

May 2022 Desalination project should be approved by California Coastal Commission, Gov. Gavin Newsom says

April 2022 Desalination Turns Ocean Water Into Drinking Water — So Why Hasn't It Solved Droughts?

April 2022 Carlsbad Desalination Plant Shields Region From Megadrought

March 2022 IS DESALINATION THE ANSWER TO CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT? HERE'S WHAT EXPERTS SAY

March 2022 STEAM: Making Ocean Water Drinkable

March 2022 Build the Sites Reservoir in Sacramento Valley. Redouble efforts to irrigate all landscaping with recycled, purple-pipe water.

March 2022 Doheny desalination plant easily wins first state approval – Orange County Register

February 2022 Poseidon vows 100% clean energy for desalination plant in Huntington Beach – Orange County Register

February 2022 Erratic weather requires new water policy approach

January 2022 Reclamation invests $1.6 million in nine technologies that focus on improving water desalination and treatment

January 2022 Here is the first step to a sustainable water policy

January 2022 Poseidon Water announces application for coastal development permit completed

December 2021 December 17 letter co-signed by Senators Feinstein and Padilla, outlining California priorities for allocation of federal infrastructure funds

November 2021 Article by Brandon Pho in Voice of Orange County, "Proposed Ballot Measure Could Save Controversial HB Desal Plant Proposal if State Regulators Deny It"

October 2021 Water Infrastructure Funding Act of 2022 Op-Ed Here is a plan to create more water for California - CalMatters

October 2021 Editorial in Orange County Register and Daily Breeze SoCal’s water planning offers lesson for state – Daily Breeze 

October 2021 Jim Wunderman, Bay Area Council CEO Cal Matters Op-Ed California should create more water – much more - CalMatters

August 2021 by Deborah Brennan in the San Diego Tribune and LA Times, “San Diego’s Water Desalination Effort Could Get Boost in Federal Funding”

July 2021 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll showing 68% of CA registered voters support building seawater desalination plants to address the effects of climate change

July 2021 story in Reuters by Daniel Trotta, “Desalination advances in California despite opponents pushing for alternatives”

Press Releases & Op-Eds

February 22, 2021
2023 CalDesal Conference - Call for Abstracts

The CalDesal Events Planning Committee has opened the call for abstracts for our 2023 Annual Conference, and is looking forward to a strong response.

January 29, 2020
Desalination and the Southern California Oil Spill (2021)

Desalination (desal) plants can detect oil in the source water and, if oil is present, desal treatment technology removes it. Robust testing continues throughout each stage of desal water treatment to ensure high-quality, safe water.

January 22, 2021
A Desalination Skeptic Now Sees Carlsbad Plant’s ‘Undeniable Value’

"It is no secret that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant when it was proposed, and I still wasn’t completely on board..."

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MESA WATER RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD FROM ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA WATER AGENCIES JOINT POWERS INSURANCE AUTHORITY 
MESA WATER DISTRICT BOARD ELECTS MARICE H. DEPASQUALEAS BOARD PRESIDENT