State Lands Commission Approves Tidal Land Lease for Doheny Desalination Project!

At its December 9, 2022 meeting, the California State Lands Commission unanimously approved a 20-year tidal land lease for the Doheny Desalination Project. The Project has now advanced through its final state regulatory hurdle, and can now proceed toward its next phase.

CalDesal was pleased to join several other water agencies, state legislative and congressional leaders, desalination industry professionals, business organizations, and labor in supporting the Doheny Desalination Project at the State Lands Commission hearing. Congratulations to the South Coast Water District and its consultant team on a fantastic effort to navigate an exceedingly complex process and to build a strong coalition to support the successful effort!  

CalDesal’s Fall Mixer Was a Huge Success!

Hundreds of water professionals crowded the STIR Reception room at the Renaissance Esmerelda in Indian Wells on November 30 for CalDesal’s always-popular mixer event. The packed house for the mixer is a testament to the excitement and interest that CalDesal, its members, and its fantastic partners have been building and generating over several years.

We are extremely appreciative for the generosity of our Fall Mixer sponsors! Thank you for your ongoing and generous support of CalDesal!

Election of CalDesal Board Officers and Executive Committee Members

During the CalDesal Board of Directors meeting on November 30, 2022, the Board unanimously re-elected the following as CalDesal Board Officers for another two-year term in office:

· Mark Donovan (GHD) – Chair

· Marice DePasquale (Mesa Water District) – Vice-Chair

· Jessica Jones (Poseidon Water) – Secretary

· Jeremy Crutchfield (San Diego County Water Authority) – Treasurer

Additionally, the Board unanimously elected the following to each serve a two-year term as members of the CalDesal Executive Committee:

·  Jeff Armstrong – Eastern Municipal Water District

·  Ian Crooks – California American Water

·  Bill Green – South Coast Water District

·  Clifford Maurer – City of Santa Barbara

·  Jeff Quimby – Contra Costa Water District

·  Ed Stevenson – Alameda County Water District

·  Warren Teitz – Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

·  Zita Yu – Jacobs

Congratulations to CalDesal’s leadership team!!

Annual Conference – Register Now!

Registration is OPEN for the 2023 CalDesal Annual Conference which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Sacramento on February 16-17, 2023! There are a limited number of Conference Block Rooms available at the conference rate for the Embassy Suites, and they are going very fast, so you are encouraged to register early and book your accommodations before all of the conference block rooms are taken!

The Events Planning Committee is currently working to construct and shape a very compelling conference program for attendees! This Annual Conference will be the premier event on desalination and salinity management in California during 2023, attracting water professionals from throughout the state, the country, and the world for knowledge-sharing, networking, and collaboration. The program will feature nine engaging sessions that will highlight the role desalination will play in California’s water resilient future, in light of the state’s changing climate and aridification. You’ll hear about lessons learned through recent regulatory permitting processes, emerging frontiers in brackish groundwater desalination, exciting innovations in desalination technology, and more!

Don’t miss out!

Register Now!

Annual Conference – Sponsorship Opportunities!

The time is now to lock-in your sponsorship of the upcoming CalDesal Annual Conference on February 16-17 in Sacramento. This event will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase your agency, company, organization, product, project, or innovation!

Sponsorship opportunities are filling up very quickly – this will be THE event focused on desalination and salinity management in California during 2023. Don’t miss out – act now!!

Become a Sponsor!

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