Substituting freshwater: Can ocean desalination and water recycling capacities substitute for groundwater depletion in California?

@article{Badiuzzaman2017SubstitutingFC,
  title={Substituting freshwater: Can ocean desalination and water recycling capacities substitute for groundwater depletion in California?},
  author={Pierre Badiuzzaman and Eoin McLaughlin and Darren McCauley},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2017},
  volume={203 Pt 1},
  pages={
          123-135
        }
}

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