This is pretty cool! We just read about a desalination plant and a water recycling program, both in the San Diego, California area, that won at the Global Water Summit last month in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates.
According to the Times of San Diego news site, "The Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant was honored as the desalination plant of the year, and the City of San Diego’s Pure Water program was recognized as the water reuse project of the year".
The Carlsbad Desalination Plant is the largest of its kind in the country, and it has been in operation since December 2015. As a reminder, desalination is the process of turning seawater into drinking water.
San Diego's Pure Water program focuses on cleaning recycled water to make it into drinking water. It has been a success at positively turning the public's opinion about recycled water.
Congrats to these two!