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Permit Streamlining Agreement Approved for Huntington Beach Desalination Project

Huntington Beach, CA – Today, Poseidon Water announced the approval of an agreement among the staffs of the California Coastal Commission (“CCC”), California State Lands Commission (“SLC”) and the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (“Regional Board”) to streamline the permitting process for the Huntingt...

New State Water Policy Provides Clear Path for Seawater Desalination Permitting in California

Huntington Beach, CA – Today, the State Water Resources Control Board approved the long-awaited seawater desalination amendment to the state’s Ocean Plan. The new policy confirms that seawater desalination facilities can be sited, built, and operated without significant, unmitigable impacts to coastal and marine resources, a...

Desalination Deal Protects Taxpayers

Ocean desalination is an urgent necessity for Orange County. As California faces mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history, we need to be pursuing all of our options. I often hear versions of the question, “How will Orange County protect itself from this systemic water crisis?” As a scientist, doctor and fat...

New York Times – For Drinking Water in Drought, California Looks Warily to the Sea

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Every time drought strikes California, the people of this state cannot help noticing the substantial reservoir of untapped water lapping at their shores — 187 quintillion gallons of it, more or less, shimmering so invitingly in the sun. Now, for the first time, a major California metropolis is on the verge...

Desalination Can Provide Cost-Effective, Reliable Water for Coastal California Residents

Poseidon Water can provide coastal residents with sustainable drinking water for less than a penny per gallon   Huntington Beach, CALIF. – With the state reaching historically low snowpack levels and the Governor calling for mandatory water usage cuts, Poseidon Water is working with coastal California communities to provide a...

OC Grand Jury: Time to move on desalination plants – OC Register

Link to pdf of OC Register article: OCR_060714 Grand jury: Time to move on desalination plants Saying environmental accommodations have been made, and comparing the cost to the luxury of premium coffee, a report calls for ‘world class’ plants to ensure a water supply unbroken by drought or disaster. By MEGHANN M. CUN...

Is Desal the Future for California?

CARLSBAD — On sunny afternoons, this stretch of beach 35 miles north of San Diego offers a classic So uthern California backdrop: joggers, palm trees and surfers, flanked by waves rolling in and pelicans soaring overhead. But just across the road, another scene, unlike any other in the state’s history, is playing out...

CNN – How Oceans Can Solve Our Freshwater Crisis

(CNN) — It’s been a cruel irony for ancient mariners and any thirsty person who has ever gazed upon a sparkling blue ocean: Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. But imagine a coastal city of the future, say in 2035. Along with basic infrastructure such as a port, roads, sewer lines and ......

Can Desal Help with the Drought? CBS2 News Investigates

CBS2 looks at desalination as a drought-proof water supply that is needed now more than ever.  UCLA professor of Chemistry and Bio-molecular Engineering Youram Cohen agrees.  (CBSLA.com) — In light of California’s escalating drought emergency, the onetime dream of President John F. Kennedy of obtaining fresh water from sa...

Desalination Can Provide a Drought-Proof Water Supply for Orange County

With Southern California’s imported water supplies under climate and regulatory constraints, we look forward to working with the Orange County water community to deliver this new, drought-proof water supply in a timely and cost-effective manner....