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Desal Response Group & Aquarium of the Pacific. (2006, October). Ocean Desalination; Summary of Conclusions & Recommendations from conference. Long Beach, CA

This summary of conclusions and recommendations was developed at conference on ocean desalination, sponsored by the Desal Response Group and the Aquarium of the Pacific. The stated goal of the conference was to provide “a fresh, balanced perspective of the potential role ocean desalination might play in Southern California’s water portfolio in 2030. The summary is divided into three categories: major conclusions, points of uncertainty and next steps.

Orange County Water District & Municipal Water District of Orange County. (2003, October). Ocean Water Desalination Program Concept Paper. Fountain Valley, CA.

This draft report provides information on potentially developing an ocean water desalter at the AES site in Huntington Beach, including site opportunities and key issues in need of resolution

California Coastal Commission. (2004, March). Seawater Desalination and the California Coastal Act. San Francisco, CA: California Coastal Commission.

This report provides general information about issues related to desalination along the California coast, including policies, permit reviews and current projects

Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security. (2006, June). Desalination, With a Grain of Salt: A California Perspective. Oakland, CA.

This report offers a set of recommendations that help water users and planners interested in making desalination a more significant part of international, national and local water policy

Long Beach Water Department. (2006, February). Long Beach Water Department Prototype Seawater Desalination Testing Facility

This report offers a comprehensive plan of seawater desalination-related testing to be undertaken by Long Beach Water, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation.

Drinking Water Fit for a King

Seawater desalination plant may help Tongan islands.
By Neda Raouf
Staff writer
LONG BEACH All eyes were on the King of Tonga as he lifted a paper cup to his mouth to taste the
drinking water that had been filtered down from salty ocean water using the city's patented desalination
technology.

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Tongan King Visits Long Beach to Review Desalination Project

His home islands, which have no rivers, now must import all of their drinking water. The king of Tonga on Monday toured the Long Beach Water Department's ambitious desalination project, which he said might offer an affordable source of drinking water for a tiny island nation
that now imports all of it.

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Desalting Plant Siting Raises Fears

Locating desalination facilities next to coastal power generators could extend the use of intakes that kill marine life, environmentalists say.

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De-salting the Pacific

Long Beach's Water Department already has come up with an innovative way to make seawater drinkable at a lower cost. Now the challenge is to make the process friendly to sea creatures. Two state grants, approved last week, should help make that possible. The first, for $1 million, will go toward completing a prototype desalination plant near the Haynes Generating Station in East Long Beach. The second, for $2 million, will be used to test a new way to collect seawater without destroying fish eggs and small organisms.