Call to Action! Doheny Desalination Project

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, the California Coastal Commission will be hearing and considering Application No. 9-20-0691 by the South Coast Water District to allow for the construction and operation of the Doheny Desalination Project in southern Orange County. The hearing will be conducted in a hybrid format, with public participation possible virtually and in person. The meeting will be held at: Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina, 2051 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, 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: California Coastal Commission


CalDesal strongly encourages the submittal of support letters for the Doheny Desalination Project. The item on the agenda is 10(a) – Application No. 9-20-0691 (South Coast Water District, Orange County). There is an active link on the Coastal Commission website to submit comments electronically. All comments must be received by no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2022, to be distributed to all members of the Coastal Commission.

Here is the item on the Thursday, October 13 agenda:


10 Coastal Permit Applications

a. Application No. 9-20-0691 (South Coast Water District, Orange County)

Application by South Coast Water District to construct and operate a seawater desalination facility in Dana Point with seawater intake wells to be located at Doheny State Beach, in the City of Dana Point, Orange County. (TL-SF) 

CalDesal Fall Mixer – Sponsorship Opportunities!

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. More details to come as we get nearer to the event.


At this time, we are pleased to announce that sponsorship opportunities for the CalDesal Mixer are now available! This is a great opportunity to showcase your agency, business, or organization to the entire California desalination industry! Mixer sponsorships come with fantastic options for marketing your exposure within the industry!


Click here to sponsor the CalDesal Fall Mixer now!

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, 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!

Monterey Desalination Project:

California American Water

Capping off a very active year on seawater desalination at the California Coastal Commission, the Commission has set a hearing to consider permit approval for the Monterey Desalination Project during November 15-17, 2022. 


CalDesal will be issuing a Call to Action in the coming weeks to strongly support the Monterey Desalination Project at the Commission’s November hearing. Please stay tuned for additional information and details soon.

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