By: Brian Lochrie Desalination (also called "desalinization" and "desalting") is the process of removing dissolved salts from water, thus producing fresh water from seawater. Shortage of fresh drinking water has created the need for desalination .Desalination is practiced in 150 countries. As of June 30, 2015 total number of desalination plants worldwide is 18, 426. More than 300 million people around the world rely on desalinated water for some or all of their daily needs.
By Jessica Cassman, PE, ENV SP and Nathan Chase, PE, ENV SP The ASCE-OC Sustainability Committee and EWRI-OC wish to thank Enrique Lopezcalva (of RMC), Roy Herndon (of OCWA), and Brian Powell (of EMWD) for their presentations on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) at the lunchtime seminar held on April 7, 2016 in Irvine. An engaged audience of over 40 professionals learned from the speakers’ experiences with the early stages of SGMA readiness and compliance. The presentations also gave an overview SGMA implications statewide through 2042, as well as regional and local impacts, challenges, and highlights.
By Joe Gonzalez, P.E. On Thursday May 26th ASCE Orange County held its May Lunch event with two presentations on the Hyperloop Transportation System. Presenters included a team of UCI students on their HyperXite POD design model and Robert Delgado representing Hperloop Transportation Technologies presenting the evolution of the Hyperloop system
On a warm Friday afternoon, a group of local Orange County professionals and students gathered at Turner Construction's trailer at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The ASCE OC Mentorship Program hosted an informal bowling event on March 3rd at Bowlmor in Tustin.
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