March 21 ACWA News Now Available Online

  The March 21 edition of ACWA News  is now available online. This issue’s top story details how the association is working on a bipartisan basis to build support around water bond measures that can succeed in the Legislature and with the electorate. Ten water bond bills currently are alive and ACWA remains firmly engaged […]

Water Board Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshop Agenda

Below in PDF is the agenda for the March 24, 2014 Public Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management.  Groundwater Management Workshop It is also posted on the website at: http://www.opr.ca.gov/s_groundwater.php

Today’s Drought-Related News

The Daily Democrat: Underground lakes provide protection from drought The Sacramento Bee: Few farmers immune to impact of epic California drought Associated Press: Congress takes up the politics of California’s drought in a Central Valley hearing The Sacramento Bee: Citing California drought, Garamendi and LaMalfa push Sites Reservoir bill

ACWA eNews for March 19, 2014

  ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. State Board Approves Low-Interest Loan Terms for Recycling Projects The State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) has approved new low-interest financing terms for water recycling projects that can be completed within three years of Governor Jerry Brown’s January 17 drought declaration. […]

Wall Street Journal: Food Prices Surge as Drought Exacts a High Toll on Crops

Food Prices Surge as Drought Exacts a High Toll on Crops Costs Pinch Consumers, Companies Still Grappling With Sluggish Economic Recovery Surging prices for food staples from coffee to meat to vegetables are driving up the cost of groceries in the U.S., pinching consumers and companies that are still grappling with a sluggish economic recovery. […]

Drinking Water Reorganization Transition Plan

The Secretary for Environmental Protection and the Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency have released the Drinking Water Reorganization Transition Plan.  The Transition Plan describes the proposed transfer of the Drinking Water Program, currently under the California Department of Public Health, to the State Water Resources Control Board.  The Transition Plan can […]

Water Action Plan: Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshops

Below is a Notice of Water Action Plan: Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshops to develop Input on Groundwater Legislative Proposal. joint workshop notice The Workshop dates are: Monday, March 24, 2014 (Ideas, Proposals, and Feedback) Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (Proposed Solutions) Comment Deadline on the Proposal is April 25, 2014.  Comments should be sent to: groundwater@gov.ca.gov […]

Drought Challenges and Solutions Focus of ACWA 2014 Spring Conference

    ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition Focuses on Drought Challenges and Solutions With historic drought conditions facing the state many of our public agencies are literally “running on empty.”  Unless we see some sort of miracle, there will likely be significant impacts on the state’s communities, economy and environment in the coming months, and […]

ACWA eNews for March 12, 2014

  ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. Governor’s Office Creates Local Government Drought Toolkit The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has created a new toolkit for local governments that provides guidance for coordinating on drought response and meeting the governor’s call for a 20% reduction in water […]

ACWA – California Drought Update for March 10, 2014

California Drought Update for March 10, 2014 Inbox x   ACWA acwabox@acwa.com via mta-c3poola1.cluster3.convio.net  2:37 PM (1 hour ago)           March 10, 2014 The California Drought Update is compiled by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) to keep media and other audiences current on drought conditions, impacts, news and other developments. Please visit ACWA’s […]