Desalination versus duct tape: (Dis)incentives to securing water supplies

Robert Glennon, Clark Taylor

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The Rockland County dilemma offers an opportunity to explore the problematic interplay between water providers and regulators that arises when a water provider seeks to use modern but expensive solutions to satisfy challenging urban demand and supplement dwindling supplies. Water providers must increasingly turn to reuse options, water harvest?ing, green infrastructure, desalina?tion, aquifer storage and recovery, and risk mitigation strategies as they face increasing demand and a reduction in traditional water supplies. Current models of climate change predict variable precipitation pat?terns across the country. Those mod?els are now powerful enough that they may reliably forecast water risks in various regions, which will face precipitation reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-63
Number of pages8
JournalJournal - American Water Works Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology


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