Poseidon Water Vice President Scott Maloni today issued a statement in
response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order.
“This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom delivered an executive
order to develop a strategy for a climate-resilient water system. We
couldn’t agree more and the implementation of seawater desalination in
California is a great first step,” said Scott Maloni, vice president,
Poseidon Water. “Many of California’s existing challenges, including
severely depleted groundwater aquifers and uncertain water supplies,
stem from the need for a new, reliable and sustainable water resource.
Seawater desalination is a proven technology that is the only truly
climate resilient, new supply of water. Governor Newsom calls on the
state to incorporate successful approaches from other countries, like
Israel, and to invest in innovative technologies. Desalination has been
adopted by over 120 countries, with places like Israel and United Arab
Emirates relying on it for the majority of their potable water. The
successful three-year operation of the Carlsbad desalination plant is
proof that California is ready for desalination. The Huntington Beach
Desalination Project will further the technology’s place as part of
Southern California’s climate-resilient water strategy, ensuring water
security for generations to come.”
About Poseidon Water
Poseidon Water is a private company that partners with public agencies
to deliver water infrastructure projects. The company’s primary focus is
developing large-scale reverse osmosis seawater desalination plants
implemented through innovative public-private partnerships in which
private enterprise assumes the developmental and financial risks. For
more information on Poseidon’s Carlsbad Desalination Plant, visit the
plant website at www.carlsbaddesal.com.
For more information on Poseidon’s Huntington Beach desalination plant,
visit the project website at HBfreshwater.com.