Posted 02 September, 2015
In San Diego, during California’s crippling drought, the International Desalination Association has kicked off its 2015 World Congress. The event is focused on desalination and water reuse, and brings together delegates from across the world every two years. In the words of the IDA Secretary General, Patricia Burke, the purpose of the event is “to address the growing demand for a sustainable source of fresh water in response to population growth, economic expansion, degradation of existing resources, and the effects of climate change.” The location is fitting, as San Diego is home to the nearly finished Carlsbad Desalination Plant—the largest in the Western hemisphere.
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