December 6, 2016

“Should a Bay Area Regional Desalination Project be an Option for our Water Supply?”–an informational event

San Francisco Bay at sunset

San Francisco Bay at sunset

We invite you to attend a free public workshop, sponsored by the Sierra Club Bay Chapter, about the status, potential benefits, and potential environmental drawbacks of a joint desalination project under consideration by five Bay Area utilities (SFPUC, EBMUD, CCWD, SCVWD, and Zone 7 Water Agency). Find out what our water agencies have been studying, what their plans are, and what concerns environmentalists have about the Regional Desalination Project and its likely location near Pittsburg, at the confluence of San Francisco Bay and the Delta.

Moderator: Peter Drekmeier, Tuolumne River Trust


  • Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute
  • Debbie Cook, Post-Carbon Institute
  • Carol Reeb, Hopkins Marine Station
  • Conner Everts, Desal Response Group
  • Adam Scow, Food and Water Watch

and representing the water agencies:

  • Hasan Abdullah, East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Manisha Kothari, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Emily Corwin, Contra Costa Water District
  • Ray Wong, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Amparo Flores, Zone 7 Water Agency.

RSVP: Space is limited! Please reserve early at

Funding and support for the conference come from the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter and its Marin Group, San Francisco Group, Southern Alameda County Group, and Northern Alameda County Group.


  1. absolutely not,
    If environmentally safe fresh water sources are the problem we reduce our use of fresh water by developing alternatives where they are possible, for example recycled water for industrial applications, irrigation applications.

    Also explore the use of salty sea water for the flushing of toilets.

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