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Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: February 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Location: 18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
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Ends: February 8, 2017 - 8:00 pm
OC Water District Board Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: February 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Location: 18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
OC Water District Board Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: March 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Location: 18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
R4RD Board Meeing
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: March 8, 2017 - 8:00 pm

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    Regs Vs Contributions

  • Bettina Boxall of the LA Times has the following article.  Main Points:
    * Poseidon has spent more than $1.6 million on lobbying and campaign contributions
    * Susan McCabe is Poseidon’s lobbyist
    * Poseidon legal counsel, has Governor Brown’s sister, Kathleen, on staff

  • Is Poseidon going to replace HB’s Water?

  • Is the Huntington Beach City Council aware of some of the changes Poseidon Resources is proposing for its proposed Huntington Beach desalination facility?  The City has already granted many of the entitlements Poseidon would need for its project.  But apparently Poseidon may need new agreements with the City. Read More

  • Is desalination the answer to our persistent drought problems?

  • theLog has an article on the current state of desal in OC.  Read it here.

Outside OCWD

    Future of Desal in CA

  • Interesting Article by Tony Davis.

    The future of coastal desalination in California could be determined by the decision on permits for a plant in Huntington Beach

  • The Ocean Isn’t the Answer in California

  • Justin Fox posted an article on Bloomberg View about why desal does not make sense.

    Whenever there’s a drought in California, a seemingly obvious source of new water supply beckons. The state abuts a giant ocean. Why not just take the salt out of some of that seawater? It’s the high-tech, forward-looking thing to do, right? It’s also the really expensive thing to do.

    Read more here.

  • New Stanford Report: Desal Location is Key

  • New Report from Stanford highlights the imports that the location of a desalination plant is critical for its overall success.  Key among these are:

    1. Easy access to renewable engine
    2. Ability to use subsurface intake
    3. Availability of other water supplies

    Article can be found here.