Mark Bird, a professor at CCSN, has written a very interesting article about the real cost of desalination.
Guess what? If we were to use real world accounting instead of "all that matters is the quarterly profits" accounting proceedures, desalination would likely cost us less that what we're doing now.
He points out that if we continue to manage our water with inside the box thinking, our real world costs could eventually be devistating for the West... and the World.
Check out his article:
$000 Current Seawater Desalting Costs