Resolution Encouraging the Further Development and Appropriate Use of Desalination and Recycling Water Programs Using Renewable Non-Nuclear Energy Sources as Part of the Statewide Water Resource Management Plan

RESOLUTION 13-07.02

Resolution Encouraging the Further Development and Appropriate Use of Desalination and Recycling Water Programs Using Renewable Non-Nuclear Energy Sources as Part of the Statewide Water Resource Management Plan

WHEREAS the current California Democratic Party Platform calls for a comprehensive statewide water resource management plan yet does not address when to utilize desalination if and when appropriate; and

WHEREAS our need for potable water exceeds the availability of our traditional sources, requiring major water projects and imports from other states even in "wet" years, and given that the erratic weather associated with climate change will threaten the availability of all water sources; and

WHEREAS recycled, reclaimed, and desalinated water created by using renewable non-nuclear energy sources and state of the art technology that protects species and the environment, represent a large source of water unaffected by climate variations; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party shall call upon the Governor and the State Legislature to encourage increased research, development, and appropriate implementation of reclamation, recycling and desalination using environmentally safe technologies and renewable non-nuclear energy sources; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party shall call upon the Governor and the State Legislature to encourage increased use of reclaimed, recycled and desalinated water to help secure the water that will be needed to protect the environment and maintain the ecological balance needed to protect all people, fish and wildlife.

Sponsored by Mariposa County Democratic Central Committee, Oakhurst Democratic Club, Region 4, and Brian Washman

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its 2016 Winter Executive Board Meeting
San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

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