Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This webinar features experts from industry and academia, who will discuss current and potential future desalination technologies, desalination of seawater in coastal areas, desalination of salty groundwater in inland regions, and how these efforts are shaped by policy and community engagement.

Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water: Desalination 101

Background: Fresh water is an increasingly scarce resource in an increasingly populous and water-intensive world. Maintaining an adequate supply of fresh water both nationally and globally will be one of the largest challenges of the 21st century. Desalination of salty water – from both the ocean and the ground – represents a huge potential source of fresh water. The development of this resource requires a combination of geoscience, engineering, waste management, policy, and community outreach and participation.

Our speakers are:

  • Tzahi Cath, Ph.D., Ben L. Fryrear Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video
  • Jessica H Jones, Director of Communications, Poseidon Water | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video
  • Katherine R. Zodrow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana; Non-Resident Scholar, Center for Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute, Rice University | pdf download icon Slides   YouTube download icon Video

Webinar Co-Sponsors: National Ground Water AssociationAssociation of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, International Association of Hydrogeologists: United States National Chapter

Downloads:
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Resources to learn more:

Search the Critical Issues Research Database for reports and factsheets about desalination.