Sunshine we have into the water we need.

SolRio is a nonprofit organization with a mission to mitigate drought through solar-powered desalination

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Our vision embraces regional scale, solar-powered desalination to provide the water we need for continued ecological, social and economic vitality. Come explore how we can protect our fish, our farms, our families and our future from drought and climate change. Join our effort to secure a sound, environmentally balanced, secure future for everyone in America’s Southwest.

Water from the ocean

We start with desalinating ocean water through reverse osmosis, using an existing desalination facility located on the California coast.

Energy from the sun

Unlike other desalination operations, SolRio’s desalination process is powered by the sun, reducing our footprint and our dependence on fossil fuels.

Clean drinking water

The result is new, clean, fresh drinking water that can be delivered to the utilities and irrigation districts though out the Southwest.

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LA Times: A tour of California’s water supply lays bare the tension between farmers and fish

LA Times: A tour of California’s water supply lays bare the tension between farmers and fish

By Robin Abcarian August 12, 2016 The offer was too tempting to refuse: Westlands Water District, the ethically challenged agency that often...

Where, oh where does all that water go?

Where, oh where does all that water go?

So, now we know where water comes from (rain and other types of precipitation), but where does it all go?...

Hey El Niño – where is all the rain going?

Hey El Niño – where is all the rain going?

We know that with climate change, comes flash floods, heavy rain, and rivers overflowing; Yet the western US always seems...

The Real Water Problem

The Real Water Problem

In the last century, schools taught a simple maxim: “Water is neither created nor destroyed”. Every school child knew this;...

My beautiful picture

We Have a Water Problem

America’s Southwest is running out of water. Our region’s growth over the last century has been possible because aqueducts and...

SolRio, visioning a future by creating renewable supplies of clean water…

SolRio, visioning a future by creating renewable supplies of clean water…

I was driving along scenic highway US 395 the other day, passing first picture perfect Mono Lake and a few...

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