Drought Solutions

What is being done to combat drought in the Southwest?

Learn more about the progressive and proactive proposals and projects being pursued in the face of drought and climate change.

Santa Barbara Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant

The City’s desalination plant uses state-of-the-art technology and design practices to reduce electrical demand and environmental impacts, while providing a critical water supply for the City.


Carlsbad Desalination Plant

Located in San Diego County, CA, at the Encina Power Station, The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant is the largest salt water desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere and provides 50 million gallons of desalinated seawater per day. The only water supply in San Diego County that is not dependent on snowpack and rainfall. 


Huntington Desalination Plant

Southern California will move one step closer to the goal of assuring a drought-proof water supply for future generations with the 50 million gallon per day Huntington Beach Desalination Plant, now in late-stage development.