December 19, 2014 – ACWA News Available Online

Dec. 19, 2014 ACWA News Available Online This issue covers the myriad of events and topics addressed at “Moment of Truth: One State, One Water Future,” the 2014 Fall ACWA Conference & Exhibition held in San Diego Dec. 2-5 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Coverage of the conference – attended by more than 1,800 people […]

December 2014 Issue of the ESTUARY News Magazine

    Click here to view the December 2014 issue of ESTUARY News Magazine.

NEPA News – Administration Issues Major Climate Change Guidelines

NEPA News – Administration Issues Major Climate Change Guidelines An update from ENS Resources   On December 18, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released updated draft guidance for federal agencies on how they should consider greenhouse gas emissions and climate change when conducting reviews under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  The guidance […]

SFEI Environmental Informatics — December 2014   •   Winter   •   2014     SFEI’s Regional Data Center contains over 2 million results! With the recent upload of the Klamath Tribes water quality data (1990-2013) by Randy Turner and the Data Services Team, SFEI’s Regional Data Center database now contains over 2 million results      CD3: New interface […]

Energy News for December 19, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek: API: U.S. crude output hit highest level since March 1986 last month  Rigzone: Exec: Global offshore to see long-term expenditure growth  Bloomberg: Shale drillers see new challenges Fuel Fix: EPA postpones decision on methane emissions reduction plan for oil, gas  Oil & Gas Journal: Report: Federal fracking rules less likely to be issued by new Congress 

California Water & Drought News for December 19, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Pumps dropped from Delta water tunnel plan Los Angeles Times: California drought weakens, forecasters have ‘cautious optimism’ for future Los Angeles Times: Flood, drought risks must be managed, with or without climate change San Jose Mercury News: California drought: Feds forecast good chance of wet conditions for next three months NBC Southern California: […]

ENVIRON Signs Merger Agreement with Ramboll

Global environmental and health sciences consultancy ENVIRON, a long-time member of BPC with over 100 professional staff in the San Francisco Bay area, has signed a merger agreement with Ramboll, a privately owned engineering, design and management consultancy founded in Denmark in 1945 and headquartered in Copenhagen. Ramboll’s services in coastal engineering, focus on sustainability, […]

Workforce Development Board December 2014 Newsletter

  E-Newsletter December 2014 Stephen Baiter Executive Director’s Message As 2014 draws to a close and we look toward a new year that will bring exciting changes to our public workforce system, I would like to acknowledge the Workforce Development Board’s accomplishments and highlight what is in store for 2015.   As the economy improves […]

US Coast Guard Regulations – Abandoned Vessels

Follow the links below to view the following news and regulations from the U.S. Coast Guard in regards to abandoned vessels: NOAA ERMA User Guide USCG Sector San Francisco Abandoned Vessel Reporting form Funding Opportunity: FY2015 Community-based Marine Debris Removal  

White House releases finalized Principles and Requirements for Federal Investments

The White House has released finalized Principles and Requirements (Guidelines) for federal investments in projects that affect water quality or flows.  There is a prohibition against this release in the recently passed 2015 appropriations bill so it remains unclear how the new P&R will proceed.  ACWA will provide further analysis of this document in the […]