January 30, 2018, 8am PST
Desalination is often suggested as a potential panacea for California's ongoing struggles with drought. The catch in the announcement of $34.4 million in state funding for desalination projects shows why desalination is not there yet.
January 17, 2018, 5am PST
The UAE has created a storage facility under the desert that can provide up to 100 million liters per day in the event of an emergency.
January 3, 2018, 8am PST
In 2017, the Southern California city no longer had to be concerned about water quantity, but was plagued by issues of water quality.
November 2, 2016, 10am PDT
Less than a decade ago, "desal" proposals in California numbered over 22, but only one major one was built—in Carlsbad, serving the San Diego region. A newly released study by the Pacific Institute explains why.
January 24, 2016, 11am PST
In his 2015 state of the state address, Gov. Jerry Brown announced his intention to tackle the Golden State's formidable $59 billion road and bridge deficit. A year later, that staggering figure jumped 30 percent to $77 billion.
April 27, 2015, 5am PDT
The future has arrived in Western Australia thanks to new technology created and implemented by Carnegie Wave Energy. The CETO project marries renewable power with desalination—a timely marriage when droughts and climate change take center stage.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
April 18, 2015, 7am PDT
In this radio report on the use of the expensive, controversial strategy of desalination to meet California's water needs in an epic drought, KQED's science reporter speaks with the mayor of Carmel, a V.P. of Poseidon Water, and an environmentalist.
April 9, 2015, 10am PDT
It should come as no surprise that Eduardo Porter, who writes the Economic Scene column for The New York Times, is not enamoured by technological silver bullets like desalination as ways for California to survive it's four-year plus drought.
The New York Times - Economy
March 4, 2015, 9am PST
The Wall Street Journal examines desalination efforts on the Central and South Coasts, starting with the reactivation of a Santa Barbara plant. Notwithstanding criticisms on costs and environmental damage, eight plants have been built since 2006.
April 30, 2014, 7am PDT
Texas is booming—its growth in people and jobs puts it in a league of its own. But another set of growth data pales by comparison: Infrastructure, particularly in the water and transportation needed to accommodate the growth, is woefully lacking.
The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
July 12, 2010, 11am PDT
Arid Australia is investing big-time in a water desalination project that will attempt to ease some of the country's water woes.
March 1, 2010, 7am PST
Desalinization is a costly process because of the massive electricity needed to make it work. A Canadian startup believes it can cut that cost by 80% with a thermo-ionic process.
August 11, 2008, 10am PDT
A large water desalination plant has been approved in Southern California, where water supplies are historically low and the population is high.