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Poseidon Supplemental EIR
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: December 14, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Location: Huntington Beach Central Library, Talbert Room 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
R4RD Board Meeing
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Ends: December 14, 2016 - 8:00 pm
OC Water District Board Meeting
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Ends: December 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Location: 18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
OC Water District Board Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: January 4, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Location: 18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
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    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.

  • Where did $577,000 go?

  • waterwithmoneyAccording to Orange County Water district’s John Kennedy, $577,000 has been spent on the Poseidon project by the OCWD this past 3 years. Of that amount, $370,000 was spent “in house”, and the remainder, $207,000 was spent “out house” on consultants.

    Read More

Outside OCWD

    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.

  • Managing Drought: Learning from Australia

  • A new report shows strategies developed and mistakes made during Australia’s decade-long millennium drought provide a powerful resource for California, as the state enters its fifth year of severe drought.  The report can be found here.