A drought can be defined as “a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall.” What if the lack of rain and snow is the new normal?

California would have to find other sources of fresh water, and desalination of sea water is probably the best of a limited number of choices.

There are already 12 desalination plants in operation in California, and we would hope that the state already has plans in place for design, permitting and construction of many more.