Water Supply in San Diego County
Water is the most critical natural resource in the San Diego region when planning for our future. The San Diego region's population of 3 million people is climbing and expected to reach about 4 million people around 2030, and it won't stop there. As the San Diego County Water Authority states in their 2013 Water Supply Update, "the state’s water supply system remains in crisis." Our water demand is anticipated to increase by 162,000 acre feet annually, from 612,000 acre-feet to 779,000 acre-feet. That is roughly the equivalent of needing 162,000 football fields filled to a depth of one foot of water MORE than we use now. Most of our water is imported, leaving us vulnerable to many factors outside of our complete control. What to do? We have assembled a panel of the 3 leading water experts in San Diego discuss our supply scenario, and the outlook for our future. These are the leaders in water supply management, desalination, and water quality planning and projects in the San Diego region. Their goal is to discuss, and answer questions regarding proactive, sustainable solutions to providing more locally-generated, high quality water to our region now and in the future. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with these experts!