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Desalination is Helping San Diego Avert Drought. Is the Technology Useful Elsewhere?

San Diego County has long faced drought conditions. But a new desalination plant has changed all that, allowing the area to get 50 million gallons of fresh drinking water everyday, or enough to serve 400,000 people and 10 percent of the area’s population.

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Industry Looks to Desalination, Emerging Water Treatment Technologies

Four years into California’s historic drought, a $1 billion desalination plant is being built by Poseidon Water. The Carlsbad Desalination Project, 12 years in the making, will convert up to 56 million gallons of seawater daily into drinking water for San Diego County. It’s the state’s first major desalination plant … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: VW, Enerkem, Xylem, H2O Innovation

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Volkswagen: In the wake of allegations that the automaker has been using an emissions testing defeat device in its diesel-engine cars, Martin Winterkorn has resigned as the company’s CEO, a position he has held since 2007. No successor has been … Read more »