In the 1960s, scientists developed several ways to turn saltwater into freshwater. All were prohibitively expensive because they required a great deal of energy. But today, the technology has been significantly refined, and demand for fresh water has grown so high in some regions that desalination is getting a second look. A panel talks about desalination technology and how it might change water management in the United States.
of the Natural Resources Defense Council
a principal water and sanitation specialist for the World Bank
chief of the bureau of water facilities regulation for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
past president of the International Desalination Association