Myths of California Water: Virtual Tour

Myth

We can desalinate our way out of California’s water problems.

Reality

Seawater desalination may help, but it is costly.

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Further Reading

  • Cooley, H., P. Gleick, G. Wolff, 2006. Desalination, with a Grain of Salt: A California Perspective, Pacific Institute, Oakland, CA.
  • Hanak, E., J. Lund, A. Dinar, B. Gray, R. Howitt, J. Mount, P. Moyle, Barton “Buzz” Thompson (2010), “Myths of California Water – Implications and Reality,” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2010.
  • Karagiannis, I.C. and P.G. Soldatos (2008), “Water desalination cost literature: review and assessment,” Desalination, Vol. 223, pp. 448-456.
  • Miller, J.E. (2003), “Review of Water Resources and Desalination technologies,"” Sandia National Laboratories, SAND 2003-0800, Albuquerque, NM
  • White, G.F.,1966, Alternatives in Water Management, Publication 1408, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Washington, DC.