CalDesal Virtual Annual Conference Success
Thanks to overwhelming support from members, associates, and even non-members, we successfully concluded our 2022 Annual Conference last week. The two half-day virtual Zoom webinar conference was packed with programs like, “Innovations in Desal” and “Debunking the ‘Ocean Killer’ Myth,” and a keynote by Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman. Attendees also enjoyed a great armchair tour of the Chino Basin Desalter Project. Thank you to Conference Planning Committee Chair Joe Monaco, CEO of Dudek, and the entire planning committee who created and facilitated the top-notch programming for our conference.
New Member Welcome!
CalDesal is pleased to welcome several new Associate Members to the CalDesal family! Our association grows in strength, relevance, and influence as we continue to expand our membership doors and bring new perspectives, experiences, and viewpoints into our organization. Please welcome these new Associate Members when you have an opportunity!
Call to Action! Your Support is Needed Now!
Doheny Desalination Project
On March 9, 2022, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board will be considering permits related to waste discharge requirements that will apply to the Doheny Desalination Project. The permits are related to the following hearing items on the agenda: Tentative Order No. R9-2022-0005 and Tentative Order No. R9-2022-0006.  

Your participation in the hearing – providing comments in support of the permits (with reasonable conditions) for the Doheny Desalination Project is very important. The project needs a strong show of support! The SD Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting will commence at 9:00 AM. Please review the Regional Board’s website for instructions to obtain a password for access to the Zoom meeting: 

Huntington Beach Desalination Project
On March 17, 2022, Poseidon Water will go before the California Coastal Commission for its final permit necessary to allow construction to begin on the Huntington Beach Desalination Project. The Coastal Commission will allow for public comments prior to its vote. It is extremely important that your voice is heard!
What: Live Zoom Coastal Commission Public Hearing
When: Friday, March 17 – Meeting begins at 9:00 AM
How: The Coastal Commission has not released the Zoom link for the meeting yet, but we will keep you informed as more information becomes available. For now, please save the date of March 17, 2022 to speak during the public hearing.
Please email Brian Lochrie at if you can save the date and speak in support of desalination at the March 17th meeting. Once a Zoom link becomes available as the hearing date approaches, Brian will register you to speak and the Coastal Commission will likely email you a link.