References

Have you found that some information sources are much more credible than others? Some are consistently more coherent, objective, readable and seldom require “BS Filters”?

While incredably accessible, our present web based social networks can tap into scientific reports, political news flashes, marketing hype, green and greenwashing content and provide a basis for almost any argument and counter argument on “hot” topics.

 So we are concerned with finding reference sources with practical insights with a system-wide focus with sufficient supporting facts.

 

A starting list provided by Larry Gallup for the R4RD 2009 Huntington Beach  Green Expo Booth

Water Education Foundation – Western Water Magazine
“Desalination: A Drought Proof Supply?” July/August 2009
http://www.watereducation.org/doc.asp?id=872#item_1

Aquafornia, a fresh daily review of  water (Aqua…) in California. Sponsored by the Water Education Foundation

 

 Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) – Understanding and Preventing Greenwash, A Business Guide, July, 2009

 Food and Water Watch, “Desalination An Ocean of Problems” – Jan. 2009

Among our candidate policy and applied research institutions we find the following list useful. PLEASE add your favorites and your reasoning to this list!!!

State of
California
Agency
Website Address
  State Climate Change Action Team Portal
ICE
State Office of Planning and Research: Prime
source of population growth  

OPR

State Water Resources Quality Control Board
SWRCB       Santa Ana RWCB
California Ocean Protection Council
OPC Coastal Conservancy
State Lands Commission
SLC
California Coastal Commission
Commission Meeting Schedules
CCC
CC Schedule
California Energy Commission
CEC   OTC
Climate Change ( Ocean Levels rising?)
Climate Action Team    Risks
UC Davis Information Center for the
Environment
 
Legislative Analyst’s Office

LAO  
Cal. Environmental Quality (CEQA Interactive
Flowchart)
Flow Chart
Regional
Southern California Association of
Governments
Energy-Environment
Growth Forecasts
Local
City of Huntington Beach
City Council
SEHB
Environment Board
Planning Department
Planning Commission
HB City Goes Green
Surfrider Foundation
Surfrider myspace.com/R4RD
SEHBNA
 
Chamber of Commerce’s HB Goes Green
HB Green Expo, Sept 20,
2008 Central Library
Other Sites Related to the Water and Desalination (Please Click on
the name)
Aquafornia (Excellent Blog on Water and
Desaliantion)
California Water Impact
Network
(C-WIN)
Dorothy Green and the
C-WIN  Principles
Sierra Club
 
  Energy Coalition                                            
United States Water & Power
 
  HB Desal Facts Archive
 
  Building Service Performance
 
Research  
Knowledge
Bases
UCB_erg               RAND Energy-Environment
            
EPRI         EPRI-Carbon Constraints    
ICCP
PEW Foundation_Oceans              
UCLA_Heal the Bay                
NIST_Manufacturing          WHO_topics
UCSB_brenNSF