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PAST EVENTS

 

Southern California Salinity Management Summit (11/2017)

The Southern California Salinity Coalition (SCSC) partnered with National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and Southern California Water Committee (SCWC) to present the Southern California Salinity Management Summit on November 17, 2016, at Metropolitan Water District in Los Angeles.

The Summit provided a forum for water and wastewater agencies in Southern California to share current practices for managing salinity in the water supply and to discuss how the current drought has affected water quality in California. Download the final agenda here.

Visit the event web site to view the workshop presentations and additional information. 


 

Salinity Management Study Update Workshop (6/2012)

Download the 84-page workshop summary here.

This event took place on June 1, 2012, in Los Angeles. In anticipation of updating the 1999 Salinity Management Study, the United State Bureau of Reclamaction (USBR), Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), and SCSC convened an interactive workshop with key stakeholders. Participants included MWD member agencies, water and wastewater agencies, regulators, trade associations, and others. The purpose of the meeting was to revisit salinity challenges and discuss potential solutions to salinity management issues in Southern California.

Visit the event web site to view the workshop presentations, handouts, and additional information. 


 

Salinity Management Plan Implementation Workshop, San Diego Region (10/2009)

Download the 27-page workshop summary here.

A “Salinity Management Plan Implementation Workshop” was held on October 6, 2009, in San Diego, CA, to discuss salinity management issues within the San Diego Region.

Sponsors:

  • Southern California Salinity Coalition
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • Regional Water Quality Control Board - San Diego

For more information, including the presentations, please click here.


 

Salinity Seminar - San Diego Region (6/2008)


Download the 28-page summary of the Salinity Seminar here.

Salinity management is a major water challenge for Southern California and the Southwest. Without appropriate salinity management efforts, increasing salinity levels will significantly impact our communities. Collaboration among water and wastewater agencies, regulators, and the commercial and agricultural sectors is needed to control these impacts.

The Southern California Salinity Coalition (SCSC) held a "Salinity Seminar" on June 18, 2008, in San Diego, California, to raise awareness and engage water and wastewater agencies and stakeholders on salinity issues in the San Diego region.


 

Sponsors:

  • Southern California Salinity Coalition
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • Regional Water Quality Control Board - San Diego
  • County of San Diego
  • City of San Diego
  • San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management
  • National Water Research Institute

 

Presentations included the following:


Local Water Supply and Salinity Impacts
By Ken Weinberg and Toby Roy, San Diego County Water Authority

Salinity Planning and Regulations in Region 9
By John Robertus, Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region

Status of Regional Water Basins at it Pertains to Salinity Management
By Sherri McPherson and Jeffrey Pasek, City of San Diego

Integrated Water Resource Planning - Santa Ana Region Experience
|By Jeffrey Beehler, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

Southern California Regional Brine-Concentrate Management Study
By Greg Krzys, Bureau of Reclamation

Options, Survey Says "Where Would You Put the Salt?"
By Daniel Cozad, Inegrated Planning and Management, Inc.

What's Appropriate for Salinity Management in Our Region? Next Steps - You Tell Us!
By Michael R. Welch, Consulting Engineer