Call to Action!

Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the California Coastal Commission will be hearing and considering Application No. 9-20-0603 by California American Water to allow for the construction and operation of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project in Monterey County. The hearing will be conducted in a hybrid format, with public participation possible virtually and in person. The meeting will be held at: Monterey County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 168 West Alisal St., 1st Floor, Salinas, CA.

Agenda information and details regarding the submittal of speaker request forms and virtual participation can be found at the Coastal Commission’s website here.

CalDesal strongly encourages the submittal of support letters for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project. All comments must be received by no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 11, 2022, to be distributed to all members of the Coastal Commission.

CalDesal Fall Mixer – Wednesday, November 30 – 6PM!

The CalDesal Mixer is back for the ACWA Fall Conference in Indian Wells! The CalDesal Mixer will be held on the evening of Wednesday, November 30, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Renaissance Esmerelda at the STIR reception room on the 1st Floor.

We are extremely appreciative for the generosity of our fantastic Fall Mixer sponsors! Thank you for your ongoing and generous support of CalDesal!

Annual Conference – Registration Now Open

+ Call for Abstracts!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2023 CalDesal Annual Conference which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Sacramento on February 16-17, 2023! There are a limited number of Conference Block Rooms available at the conference rate for the Embassy Suites, and they are going very fast, so you are encouraged to register early and book your accommodations before all of the conference block rooms are taken!

The Events Planning Committee is currently working to construct and shape a very compelling conference program for attendees! CalDesal has widely announced a Call for Abstracts for the Annual Conference – the link to the Call for Abstracts announcement is here. An on-line portal for submittal of Abstracts is embedded within the Call for Abstracts notice. 

Please share the Call for Abstracts widely with your colleagues, through social media, and within your industry contacts to ensure we have broad distribution and are able to develop a fantastic conference next February.

Register Now!

Doheny Desalination Project Permit Approval!

Capping off a very active year on seawater desalination at the California Coastal Commission, the Commission unanimously approved the coastal development permit for the Doheny Desalination Project at its October 13 meeting in San Diego. 


CalDesal was pleased to join dozens of other water agencies, desalination industry professionals, business organizations, and labor in supporting the Doheny Desalination Project at the Coastal Commission hearing. Congratulations to the South Coast Water District on a fantastic effort to navigate an exceedingly complex process and to build a strong coalition to support the successful effort! Next up is the State Lands Commission in December, so stay tuned for additional details and information regarding how you can continue supporting this project!

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