New Video from the Bay Institute

To the Ocean Community, See our new video Marine Protected Areas – Restoring the Beauty, Bounty and Diversity of our Natural Undersea World This video was produced by the Aquarium of the Bay in collaboration with the Ocean Conservancy.

From the US Coast Guard: Clarification Regarding UV Treatment

Recently the Coast Guard has been responding to rumors that type approval of ballast water management systems (BWMS) that incorporate ultraviolet radiation (UV) as a disinfection process will not be possible under Coast Guard type approval requirements. These rumors are not true. The Coast Guard has made no decision regarding the general acceptability of UV […]

City of San Leandro Shoreline Development Project – Notice of Preparation of Draft EIR

The City of San Leandro has released a Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for its Shoreline Development Project.   View the notice in PDF below: Ciy of San Leandro Notice of Draft EIR

Brown Administration Releases Draft Safeguarding California Plan

The link to the full report is here: resources.ca.gov/climate_adaptation/docs/Safeguarding_California_Public_Draft_Dec-10.pdf  

From ENS Resources: Depuy Natural Resources Agency Secretary to Retire

Deputy Secretary Jerry Meral has announced his retirement from the California Natural Resources Agency at the end of the month in a letter addressed to Governor Brown. Jerry Meral has served as the deputy secretary for nearly three years,charged with the difficult task of guiding the efforts to complete of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. […]

EPA Announces Funding Opportunity for Port Air Quality Improvements

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has released a Request for Proposals for Projects to Improve Air Quality at Ports – a 2013 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Funding Opportunity   View the RFP in PDF: RFP – Port Air Quality Improvement Projects

News from the Urban Water Institute

Quick Links Our Website Events Join Our Mailing List ::   Townsend Report The current 2014 water bond, priced at $11.14 billion, has received much criticism due to the high cost and the amount of earmarks.  Both the Senate and Assembly have produced revised versions of the bond language and both measures address the issue […]

Senator Feinstein and Congressman Jim Costa Urge Gov. Brown to Declare Statewide Drought

ACWA and Texas Water Conservation Association Joint Letter on WRDA

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the Texas Water Conservation Association (TWCA) has submitted a joint letter to the House-Senate Conference Committee on WRDA. The final letter from these two state associations incorporated wording and suggestions from Bay Planning Coalition and its partners (See the BPC Joint Letter Here).   Read the ACWA-TWCA […]

Spare the Air Is In Effect Today in the Bay Area

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Wednesday, December 11, in the Bay Area.   Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Wednesday, for the full 24 hours.   Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood […]