Valuing Improved Reliability from Locally Developed Water Sources

Valuing Improved Reliability from Locally Developed Water Sources

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Thu, 12/05/2013 - 2:48pm

J.R. DeShazo, director of the Luskin Center, was a featured presenter at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony in November, in which leading-edge researchers and practitioners from various fields in the water industry convened on the topic of "Urban Water Sustainability." The conference was hosted by the National Water Resource Institute.

 
DeShazo's presentation kicked off a project to develop methods for utilities in southern California to use for valuing the benefits of improved reliability from locally developed sources of water. This research is important because no methods currently exist for valuing the benefits of improved reliability from new, locally developed water sources, such as groundwater and waste water recycling. While importing water into southern California comes with significant environmental and financial costs, new local water source development may improve sustainability through avoiding future shortages, increasing supply and displacing more costly sources of water. This is critical due to expected short-term droughts and longer-term climate change. The project will be a collaboration with the National Water Resource Institute.  
 
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J.R. DeShazo's presentation at the Clarke Prize Conference

J.R. DeShazo, director of the Luskin Center, was a featured presenter at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony in November, in which leading-edge researchers and practitioners from various fields in the water industry convened on the topic of "Urban Water Sustainability." The conference was hosted by the National Water Resource Institute.

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J.R. DeShazo's presentation at the Clarke Prize Conference