Desalination: A Sustainable and Reliable Water Source for the 21st Century

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Desalination: A Sustainable and Reliable Water Source for the 21st Century
Trends and Case Studies in the US and Worldwide
Webcast: June 29, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT)
Andy Shea, Chair, WateReuse Association Desalination Committee
Nikolay Voutchkov, Water Globe Consulting
Ken Herd, Southwest Florida Water Management District
John Balliew, El Paso Water Utilities
Phil Lauri, West Basin Municipal Water District
More than 75% of the US population lives along the coast.  Currently, many of our coastal communities are supplied by inland fresh water resources or low-salinity coastal aquifers. Because of the limited availability of these fresh water resources and their intensive use over the years, traditional sources of water supply are nearing depletion in many parts of the country, and reliance solely on such resources is no longer sustainable.   Along with enhanced water reuse and aggressive conservation, seawater and brackish desalination provides a viable alternative to conventional sources and inter-basin transfers  for securing reliable and drought-proof water supplies for coastal communities.
Sponsored by the WateReuse Association, American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation, this webcast will explore the current and future trends in desalination in the US and abroad. Among the topics discussed will be cost, energy requirements, environmental impacts, permitting and technology. Success stories and lessons learned will also be featured for desalination facilities in Florida, Texas, and California, including:

  • Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant (Tampa, FL) – Currently the largest operating seawater desalination plant in North America and designed to produce up to 25 million gallons per day of drinking water.
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant (El Paso, TX) – Producing 27.5 million gallons of fresh water daily, the world’s largest inland desalination plant is a critical component of the border region's water portfolio.
  • Ocean-Water Desalination Demonstration Facility (Redondo Beach, CA) – By conducting research and testing on full-scale equipment, West Basin has set ambitious goals to increase production of desalinated ocean-water to comprise 9% of its drinking water supply by 2020.

Webcast Sponsors
WateReuse Association, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation

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June 29th, 2011 1:30 PM   through   3:00 PM
Phone: 703.548.0880
Registration Fees
WateReuse Association Member $ 99.00
AWWA Member $ 99.00
WEF Member $ 99.00
WateReuse Research Foundation Subscriber $ 149.00
Non-Members/Non-Subscribers $ 199.00

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