Mon, Oct 25, 2010 -- 9:00 AM
Election 2010: The Cost and Benefits of DesalinationDownload audio (MP3)
Is there a desalination plant in Marin County's future? There are two measures on the November ballot that address that question. But Marin is not the only county in California faced with a potential shortage of fresh water. We explore the economic and environmental costs and benefits of converting sea water into drinking water.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Adam Scow, California campaign director of Food and Water Watch
- Heather Cooley, co-director of the water program at the Pacific Institute
- Paul Helliker, general manager of the Marin Municipal Water District
- Paul Rogers, environment reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and managing editor of Quest, KQED's science and environment series