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Desalination Technology for Coastal Resilience – Perspectives from the Texas Coastal Bend Region for a Path Towards Implementation
Lucy M. Camacho- Facilitator


Lucy M. Camacho-Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Sarah L. Garza- Director of Environmental Planning & Compliance Port of Corpus Christi

Esteban (Steve) Ramos- Water Resource Manager Corpus Christi Water

Erika Mancha-Director at Texas Water Development Board

Water, the most important resource of human life, has become one of the most critical challenges in current times. Accessing water sources will ensure safe drinking water for a global population in constant growth. Accessing water will also ensure energy and food production. The Coastal Bend in Texas, one of the most resourceful regions that generates energy sources for the nation, cannot prosper without water. Therefore, it is paramount to develop and implement water treatment technologies to ensure water availability in the region. Water desalination can be a sustainable alternative to access untapped water sources, such as seawater and salt lakes, to bring this precious resource to communities. Research on desalination technologies being conducted in the region contributes to advancing novel desalination technologies that could enable renewable energy for sustainable water production.

Professor Lucy Mar Camacho will share her expertise in desalination and moderate this webinar with Speakers from Texas Water Development Board, Port of Corpus Christi, and the City of Corpus Christi.

These efforts are presented and discussed in this webinar as part of the series of webinars of the NSF Sustainable Regional Systems Research Network (SRS-RN) sponsored Disaster Resilient Food Energy Water Systems (DIRE-FEWS) program. This will be followed by a Q&A session which will help in formulation of convergence research questions for the NSF SRS-RN program.


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