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Zero Liquid Discharge Pilot

National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) Pilot Program

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NAWI is a 5-year, $110M research program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources, the California State Water Resources Control Board, and numerous industry and academic partners. NAWI is headquartered at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). It was co-founded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

In a recent press release, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5M in funding for 11 NAWI pilot projects, including a "Zero Liquid Discharge" pilot at the CCSD"s Water Reclamation Facility. The CCSD's participation in the pilot project is tentative, pending formal agreement between the District and Global Water Innovations, the NAWI funding selectee. There is no cost to the District to participate in the pilot, aside from minimal staff time in coordinating pilot activities on CCSD property. The Board of Directors will need to take action on this pilot project before any formal CCSD investment (monetary or force account) is made.


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