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Supplementing Southern California’s Water Supply Through Seawater Desalination

The use of desalinated ocean water to supplement Southern California’s limited water supply is an often- contentious proposal.  Join Water UCI for a panel discussion by leaders in desalination technology and policy as they discuss both the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of this technology in Southern California.  Reception to follow.


  • Newsha Ajami, Director of Urban Water Policy, Stanford University
  • Jeremy Crutchfield, San Diego County Water Authority, Facilities Planning Group
  • Ray Hiemstra, Associate Director, Orange County Coastkeeper
  • Sunny Jiang, Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine
  • Scott Maloni, Vice President, Poseidon Water

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Calit2 Auditorium
4100 Calit2 Building, Irvine, CA

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Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs





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Water UCI

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