In Water Treatment and in Ocean Desalination Design, Construction, Operation Life Cycles
Best Practices have evolved. Water wars can be traced back thousands of years (See Pacific Institute’s chronology of Water Wars) and technologies and policies have evolved in unequal terms and pace.
Desalination technologies are especially dynamic and so Best Management Practices evolve most rapidly and effectively by advanced thinking organizations. Realizing these facts, the National research institutions have funded and continue to fund basic and applied research into desalination processes and community adaptation to new and novel desalination facilities. The State permitting processes are now driven by recent Greenhouse Gas Solutions Act (AB 32) as well as Water Board and CEQA regulations.