Water Recycling Taking Off In California

Water Recycling Taking off in California

The OC Water District leads the nation in water recycling. They use reverse osmosis and filtering technology to treat wastewater and pump it underground to replenish the aquifers and groundwater. Pumping it back underground keeps out saltwater intrusion as well as filtering the water even more (even though the treated…

Israel Can Show California How To Overcome Drought

Israel Can Show California how to Overcome Drought

Spurred on by the seven-year drought, Israel developed a desalination program with a goal of creating 200 billion gallons of potable water per year by 2020. As California and other western areas of the United States grapple with an extreme drought, a revolution has taken place here. A major national…

Israel Shows One Possible Path Towards Water Independence

Israel Shows One Possible Path Towards Water Independence

Israel embarked on a serious effort towards desalination after a very bad drought in the 90s. The two techniques driving the industry are Thermal Desalination and Membrane Technology. The company running one of Israel's plants, IDE Technologies, is the same one building a new facility in SanDiego. It will be interesting…