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2016 Southern California Salinity Management Summit 


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This event was sponsored by Southern California Salinity Coalition (SCSC), National Water Research Institute (NWRI), and Southern California Water Committee (SCWC). The Summit was attended by 85 individuals representing water and wastewater agencies, regional water quality control boards, consulting firms, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations.


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Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Permitting Strategies to Promote Greater Conservation and Recycled Water Use 

Timothy Moore, Risk Sciences (1.3 MB PDF)


Panel Discussion on Regulatory Issues Associated with Salinity 


Bureau of Reclamation's Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program

Kib Jacobson, Bureau of Reclamation (2.2 MB PDF)


Panel Discussion on Current and Emerging Technologies for Concentrate Management


Evaluating the Impact of the Carlsbad Desalination Plant on the Quality of
San Diego Regional Water Supplies
Brent Alspach, ARCADIS (1.9 MB PDF)


Panel Discussion on Management of Salinity in the Southern California Region


About the Salinity Management Summit

The 2016 Southern California Salinity Management Summit provided a forum for water and wastewater agencies in Southern California to share their current practices for managing salinity in the water supply. Agency staff, regulators, stakeholders, university faculty and students from throughout Southern California gathered to discuss strategies for meeting salinity objectives under drought and changing conditions.


Held November 17, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, the Summit featured presentations by staff from regional water quality control boards, water agencies, and consulting firms. The talks focused on managing salinity in local and regional water supplies. 



The Southern California Salinity Coalition (SCSC) thanks Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for hosting the Summit at their headquarters in Los Angeles. SCSC also appreciates the support and participation of Southern California Water Committee.

 The SCSC Member Agencies are:



Planning Committee

Thanks to the following individiuals for their role in identifying topics for presentations, inviting speakers, promoting the event, and organizing logistics:



About the Southern California Salinity Coalition

Southern California Salinity Coalition (SCSC) is  made up of water and wastewater agencies in Southern California dedicated to managing salinity in our water supplies. Salt is a natural element of soils and water. However, human practices have increased salinity in soils and source waters dramatically. SCSC was formed in 2002 to address the critical need to remove salt from water supplies and to preserve water resources in California.


To learn more, visit the SCSC web site at http://www.socalsalinity.org/index.htm