ACWA News for May 23, 2014 Available Online

The May 23 issue of ACWA News is now available online. This issue looks back at the 2014 ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition on May 6-9. Nearly 1,700 local and state water leaders from throughout California gathered in Monterey to explore topics ranging from drought to sustainable groundwater management to reducing the amount of water […]

California Drought and Water News for May 23, 2014

The Fresno Bee: Senate passes California drought-relief bill The Sacramento Bee: Video simulation captures scale of Delta tunnel project SF Gate: The coast is clear: Water good at most Bay Area beaches Valley Public Radio: U.S. Senate Passes Emergency Drought Relief Act The Sacramento Bee: California drought will hit cost of rice hardest San Francisco […]

California Capitol Hill Bulletin – May 22, 2014

California Capitol Hill Bulletin Volume 21, Bulletin 14 – May 22, 2014[online/pdf] To expand communications between Washington and California, the California Institute provides periodic bulletins regarding current activity on Capitol Hill that affects our state.  Bulletins are published weekly during sessions of Congress, and occasionally during other periods.  To subscribe to the Bulletin or other […]

Bank of the West US Outlook Report for May 23, 2014

US Outlook Report: The Fed’s FOMC Talks Exit Strategy in April Monetary normalization was front and center in the April FOMC minutes. The FOMC discussed four policy tools for raising and controlling short-term interest rates when it comes time to tighten policy: interest paid on excess reserves, fixed rate overnight reverse repos, term reverse repos, […]

Senate Passes Drought Relief Bill

Senate Passes Drought Relief Bill   Bill passes by unanimous consent; next step is negotiation with House of Representatives               Washington—The Senate this evening passed by unanimous consent the Emergency Drought Relief Act, a bill to provide federal and state water agencies with additional flexibility to deliver water where it is most needed during […]

2014 Dredging Summit and Expo

Register now for the Western Dredging Association’s and Texas A & M’s Dredging Summit and Expo 2014. It is being held at the 5 Star Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada June 15-18 2014. So we recommend you sign up and register today. Included in your registration are some 40 technical presentations by dredging […]

Bay Planning Coalition Takes “Support” Position on SB 1184, Hancock

The Bay Planning Coalition’s Legislative and Policy Committee has voted to take a “Support if amended” position on Senate Bill 1184, introduced by Loni Hancock. This Bill is related to the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and sea level ride adaptation planning. BPC has sent a letter to California Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Kevin […]

MTC eNews, May – June 2014

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California Climate Change News for May 22, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Boxer: ‘Stop the denial’ on climate change Los Angeles Times: Climate change to result in less nutritional food, report says KPBS: California’s Economy Gets Good Marks In Green Innovation Report Los Angeles Times: Climate change a wedge issue in 2014? Billionaire Tom Steyer hopes so

California Drought and Water News for May 22, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Boxer wins GOP help in bid to boost funds for L.A., Long Beach ports McClatchy DC:  Feinstein’s anti-drought bill may face rough waters in House Los Angeles Times: Severe drought leads to dying lawns at state Capitol Orange County Register: Drought relief moves on Senate’s fast track Miami Herald: Feinstein’s anti-drought bill […]