Is Solar-Powered Desalination the Answer to Water Independence for California?

From Isle of Man to Saudi Arabia, renewable desalination is gaining interest around the world as solution to water scarcity and food crisis

by Chad vanderVeen / January 30, 2014

A California-based startup thinks it might have the answer to California’s water woes, writes The Guardian’s Oliver Balch. WaterFX's solution comes in the unlikely shape of a vast bank of parabolic mirrors and an advanced "multi-effect" evaporating unit. The Aqua4 system offers a renewable method of desalinating briny water, which, if its developers prove right, could put California "on a path to water independence".

Check out Balch’s story here.

See Also:

Stormy Seas Ahead for the California Water Debate - http://www.futurestructure.com/news/Stormy-seas-ahead-for-the-California-water-debate.html

EPA's Top 10 Technology Needs For Water - http://www.futurestructure.com/news/EPAs-Top-10-Technology-Needs-For-Water-.html

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