New Waves October 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

First Brackish Groundwater Desalination Conference held in El Paso

The first Brackish Groundwater Desalination Conference, teaching the ends and outs of groundwater desalination, will be held Nov. 5-6 at the new TecH20 Center in El Paso, Texas.

The Water Environment Association of Texas, El Paso Water Utilities, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, American Water Works Association, and Texas Water Development Board are sponsoring the two half-day conference.

Attendees of the conference will tour the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Desalination Plant, the world's largest inland desalination plant. The plant represents a progressive strategy in new water supply by creating a fresh water supply from brackish groundwater.

Additional seminar topics focus on hydrogeological characterization and desalination of brackish groundwater, deep well injection of disposal products, case studies and pilot programs.

Seven certification hours are available to attendees. All participants will receive a certificate of completion.

For information on the conference and to register, call 512-693-0060 or email

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