CBS2 looks at desalination as a drought-proof water supply that is needed now more than ever. UCLA professor of Chemistry and Bio-molecular Engineering Youram Cohen agrees.
(CBSLA.com) -- In light of California’s escalating drought emergency, the onetime dream of President John F. Kennedy of obtaining fresh water from salt water may become a reality in the very near future. The process of getting usable fresh water from salt water, called desalination, stems from a technology that is already accepted worldwide, according to UCLA Professor of Chemistry and Bio-Molecular Engineering, Youram Cohen. “It’s a technology that is now in widespread use all around the world, and I think that, in time, this is what we will see,” Cohen said.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."
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