August 2014 CASA Connects

Inside CASA Connects Congratulations to CASA’s New Officers and Board Members CASA Concludes Successful 59th Annual Conference, Presentations and Materials Now Available Register for the Bay Planning Coalition Energy & Water Nexus Summit Today REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: CASA to Host Two, One-Day Seminars on Funding Opportunities in the Wastewater Sector AB 371 Defeated: Bill […]

ACWA eNews for August 27, 2014

ACWA eNews for Aug. 27, 2014 in ACWA eNews   Senate Approves Groundwater Legislation Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 08/27/2014 – 7:08pm Legislation aimed at advancing sustainable management of the state’s groundwater basins passed on the Senate floor late Wednesday afternoon. AB 1739 by Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) passed on a 26-11 vote […]

Agenda for the September 9-10, 2014 Board Meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board

 This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. Click here  to view the Agenda for the September 9-10, 2014 Board Meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board.

California Water & Drought News for August 27, 2014

Associated Press: Drought leaves San Joaquin Valley homes without water Associated Press: Updated: Deja vu: Irrigators ask judge to cut off water for salmon Al Jazeera America: What should California do about its drought? BBC News: California drought to worsen, Nasa predicts Davis Enterprise: A water plan for all of California Vacaville Reporter: Measure to provide clean water by Sen. Lois […]

Fish vs. Farmers? It’s not that simple

Water policy debate in California is never just “fish vs. farmers” 08/25/2014 Author: Nicola Overstreet The San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary is the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas. It’s also one of the largest points of contention in California’s ongoing struggle to allocate its supply of water. Often, the debate over how […]

California Water & Drought News for August 26, 2014

Stockton Record: Preview: Coalition of Delta counties, including some SJ supes, backing water bond Los Angeles Times: Plastic bag ban falls short in California Assembly Pasadena Star-News: These 9 before and after photos show the impact of California’s drought Reuters: Bills to regulate California groundwater use opposed by farmers Calaveras Enterprise: Rural legislators set tone on water bond negotiations San […]

California Water & Drought News for August 25, 2014

The Sacramento Bee: Time running out for California water bill San Francisco Chronicle: California drought: Water witches in demand as wells run dry Associated Press: Drought leaves California homes without water NBC News: California drought impacting state’s grape and wine industries The Modesto Bee: Dan Walters: Drought leads California to rethink water management The Sacramento Bee: Sensible tiered water rates needed […]

ACWA News for August 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014 ACWA News Now Available Online The Aug. 22, 2014 issue of ACWA News is now available online. This issue reports on the historic approval by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown of a $7.5 billion water bond slated to go before voters in November as Proposition 1. The issue also provides a […]

California Water & Drought News for August 22, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Western drought causes Earth’s surface to rise as groundwater drops Los Angeles Times: California drought continues to take heavy toll on reservoirs National Geographic: GPS is Tracking West’s Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn NBC Bay Area: San Ramon Homeowner’s Water Conservation Efforts Nets Fines Capital Press: Calif. farm groups fret over groundwater bills San Jose Mercury […]

California Water & Drought News for August 21, 2014

Contra Costa Times: Drought debate: homeowner fined for replacing grass with drought-tolerant plants