Presentation on theme: "Desalination Technology Policy Considerations B. Kent Turner IDE Americas, Inc. August 23, 2012 B. Kent Turner IDE Americas, Inc. August 23, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Desalination Technology Policy Considerations B. Kent Turner IDE Americas, Inc. August 23, 2012 B. Kent Turner IDE Americas, Inc. August 23, 2012
Problematic Policy Discussion Areas Stereotype Conclusions About The Process What Is The Real Problem Environmental Matters Regulatory Matters Funding Procurement Mechanisms
Stereotype Conclusions Environmental Myths Energy Consumption Cost Waste Production and Disposal Unreliable Poor Quality
What Is The Real Problem? Is A Sustainable Water Supply A Problem? Is Ocean Desalination Harmful Or Dangerous? Do New Water Resources Cause Growth? Is There A Water Related Anti- Growth Agenda?
Regulatory Matters Complex And Complicated Duplicative Inter And Intra Jurisdiction Regulations Personal Views Not Always Right Public Policy Designed To Slow The Development Process Provide High Number Of Litigation Entry Points Drive Project Costs Up
Funding Policy Numerous Fiscal Crisis Have Changed Priority Energy vs Water Political Conflict Energy/Water Nexus Historical Alternatives Not Available
Procurement Barriers Procurement Alternatives Historical Relationships, Trust And Reliance Risk Issue Realities And Cost Vendors Looking To Other Industry For Business Ownership Fears Control Fears
Resources www.caldesal.org www.membranes-amta.org www.watereuse.org www.weftec.com www.awwa.org Many Many More
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