Large Desalination Project in California Discussed in 10/31/15 PBS NewsHour Report

Is desalination the future of drought relief in California?” is a 9 min./46 second report aired on October 31, 2015, on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) NewsHour.  The video and transcript are available online at

The report reviews the current drought in California—in its fourth year as of 2015—and discusses how San Diego County is responding to the drought by building a $1 billion desalination facility—called in the report “the largest in the Western Hemisphere”—to supplement its water supplies.   The report provides an introduction to the process of desalination and examines the water-supply, energy-use, and environmental issues of San Diego County’s project.

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