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Lithium Extraction in the Salton Sea

September 7, 2023 | video

The opportunity to extract large quantities of lithium from brines deep beneath California’s Salton Sea has attracted considerable attention, especially for its potential to help meet California’s renewable energy targets and support economic development in the region, but also because of concerns about potential public health and environmental impacts.

La Salud Pública en la Región de Salton Sea

August 10, 2023 | video

El Salton Sea de California, el lago más grande del estado, se está reduciendo como resultado de la disminución de las entradas. El lecho del lago expuesto emite polvo, lo que perjudica la salud de las personas que viven en el área y exacerba los desafíos de salud pública existentes de estas comunidades en riesgo.

Public Health in the Salton Sea Region

August 10, 2023 | video

Join a distinguished panel of experts for a robust 90-minute conversation about public health in the Salton Sea region. Dr. Ryan Sinclair of Loma Linda University will moderate an expert panel including Dr. Ann Cheney of UC Riverside, Alejandro Espinoza of the Desert Healthcare District, Dr. Shohreh Farzan of USC, and Sandra Ramirez of Coachella Valley Parents.

Seminario web sobre emisiones de polvo del Salton Sea

June 27, 2023 | video

El Salton Sea de California, el lago más grande del estado, se está reduciendo como resultado de la disminución de las entradas.

Salton Sea Dust Emissions Webinar

June 22, 2023 | video

This webinar seeks to improve understanding of air quality, dust composition, the emissivity of different soils, and predictive modeling of future emissions from Salton Sea lakebed and provides an opportunity for discussion among agency staff, stakeholders, and the public.

Water, War, & Peace Webinar

March 24, 2023 | video

Explore strategies for reducing the risks of water-related violence and promoting peaceful and sustainable water management practices worldwide.

Harnessing the Power of Water Efficiency and Reuse

March 20, 2023 | video

Water-use efficiency and water reuse are powerful, albeit still underutilized, strategies for enhancing water sustainability and resilience. Together, they can substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity (SDG 6.4); enhance water quality (SDG 6.3); protect and restore water-related ecosystems (SDG 6.6); and reduce energy use (SDG 7.3) and associated greenhouse gas emissions (SDG 13), among other benefits.

Salton Sea Salinity Webinar

February 27, 2023 | video

California’s Salton Sea – the state’s largest lake – contains more than 470 million metric tons of dissolved salts. It’s more than twice as salty as the ocean and getting saltier. An unknown amount of additional salt – likely measuring in the hundreds of millions of tons – lies on the lake bottom and along the shore. Some three million tons of salts – enough to cover a square mile of land three feet deep – flow into the Sea every year.

Salton Sea Hydrology

January 10, 2023 | video

The objective of the webinar is to improve understanding of current and possible future Salton Sea inflows and the water demands of various Salton Sea projects and provide an opportunity for discussion among modelers, agency staff, stakeholders, and the public generally.

La Hidrología del Salton Sea

January 10, 2023 | video

El objetivo del seminario web es mejorar la comprensión de los flujos de entrada actuales y futuros de Salton Sea y las demandas de agua de varios proyectos de Salton Sea y brindar una oportunidad para el debate entre los modeladores, el personal de la agencia, las partes interesadas y el público en general.

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