Here’s the 4th in a series of radio shows I did on line. These are topics discussed:
Desalination is often argued as a water supply option. But the costs for power are significant. Power requires water. Water treatment requires power, we can’t make decisions in a vacuum.
We do have ongoing discussions about indirect and direct potable reuse of wastewater – ie toilet to tap. There are regulatory and public perception barriers, but in truth we do this in rivers every day
It is hard to define that term sustainability, and it depends on who you are and what your issues are. But water is a medium of social change as well as economic development. Too often we look at short term solutions, which frustrate long-term potential. Klamath River OR is an example.