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 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/desalination-future-drought-relief-california/.

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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