Desalination: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week
Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Desalination. Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s interactive online water encyclopedia, contains vetted information from an objective source.
According to an excerpt from the Aquapedia entry, “Recurrent droughts and uncertainties about future water supplies have led several California communities to look to saltwater for supplemental supplies through a process known as desalination. Desalination removes salt and other dissolved minerals from water and is one method to reclaim water for other uses. This can occur along the coast and in the interior at spots that draw from ancient salt water deep under the surface.”
Aquapedia definitions also include reference materials for those wanting to learn more on the subject. Among the Foundation publications about desalination, include the “Layperson’s Guide to Water Recycling,” “Minute 319: Building on the Past to Provide for the Future, River Report, Winter 2012-2013” and “A Call to Action? The Colorado River Basin Supply and Demand Study, Western Water, Nov./Dec. 2012.”
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