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1 Desalination Technology Policy Considerations B. Kent Turner IDE Americas, Inc. August 23, 2012 B. Kent Turner IDE Americas, Inc. August 23, 2012

2 Problematic Policy Discussion Areas  Stereotype Conclusions About The Process  What Is The Real Problem  Environmental Matters  Regulatory Matters  Funding  Procurement Mechanisms

3 Stereotype Conclusions  Environmental Myths  Energy Consumption  Cost  Waste Production and Disposal  Unreliable  Poor Quality

4 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?

5 Environmental Matters  Environmental Impacts Of Seawater Desalination  Environmental Monitoring Historical And Today  Intake Issues  Outfall Issues  Residual Issues

6 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

7 Funding Policy  Numerous Fiscal Crisis Have Changed Priority  Energy vs Water Political Conflict  Energy/Water Nexus  Historical Alternatives Not Available

8 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

9 Resources       Many Many More

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