Commentary: Why Desalination Can Help Quench California’s Water Needs

Posted on Mar 5, 2020

Commentary: Why Desalination Can Help Quench California’s Water Needs

By Wendy Ridderbusch, Special to CalMatters

If you’ve ever created a personal budget, you know that assigning your money to different investment strategies is a crucial component to meet your financial goals. When you stop dipping into your savings account each month, savings can begin to build.

Understanding why desalination is so critical to California’s water future is a lot like building a personal budget. With a changing climate, growing population and booming economy, we need to include desalination in the water supply equation to help make up an imported water deficit.

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