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.
Election 2010: The Cost and Benefits of Desalination
Paul Helliker, general manager of the Marin Municipal Water District
Adam Scow, California campaign director of Food and Water Watch
Heather Cooley, co-director of the water program at the Pacific Institute
Paul Rogers, environment reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and managing editor of Quest, KQED's science and environment series