Is there a desalination plant in Marin County’s future? There are two measures on the November ballot that address that question. But Marin is not the only county in California faced with a potential shortage of fresh water. We explore the economic and environmental costs and benefits of converting sea water into drinking water.

Paul Helliker, general manager of the Marin Municipal Water District
Adam Scow, California campaign director of Food and Water Watch
Heather Cooley, co-director of the water program at the Pacific Institute
Paul Rogers, environment reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and managing editor of Quest, KQED's science and environment series

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