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2015 News in Brief



Using desalination to address drought

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PHOTO: Carlos Riva

CEE alumnus Carlos Riva ’75 is CEO of Boston-based Poseidon Water – a company that plans to develop what will be the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. The project is expected to deliver water when it comes online late in 2015 to parched businesses and residents in San Diego County, where there is a drought state of emergency. “There’s an opportunity to develop new strategies and new sources around water,” RIva said, to the MIT News. From better conservation to the use of treated wastewater and seawater desalination, “I think the solutions to the problems of water scarcity are going to involve an ‘all of the above’ strategy.” For the article, please see here.