University of California Briefing On Water Management

UC Research: Managing Water from Floods to Droughts    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 9:30 am 2168 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC      Join the University of California for a briefing on current UC research and its value for making water management decisions in California and the world. Speakers: Dr. Doug Parker, Director, California Institute […]

Today’s Water and Drought-Related News

KTVU: New report concludes global warming is real, will lead to increased extreme weather events Los Angeles Times: UCLA researchers unveil a better way to clean brackish water Nature World News: Oysters May be Able to Protect Us from Rising Seas The Record-Courier: No snow adds up to 6th worst year on record for Tahoe […]

EBMUD in the Contra Costa Times: Tapping the Sacramento River in a drought year makes huge difference for EBMUD customers

John A. Coleman, CEO of Bay Planning Coalition and Board Member of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, co-wrote a Guest Commentary for the Contra Costa Times on May 3. Guest Commentary: Tapping the Sacramento River in a drought year makes huge difference for EBMUD customers By John A. Coleman and Andy Katz     […]

Today’s California Drought-Related News

The SF Chronicle: Sierra Snowpack is Barely There Circle of Blue: Groundwater tables in most of California are at all-time lows, State report says BPR: Parched California: The Golden State’s Severe Drought Capitol Public Radio: Clean Water Advocates Call Proposed Recycled Water Rules ‘Permissive’ CBS Sacramento: Lack Of Water Taking California Farmers Into Uncharted Territory Capital […]

Notice of Opportunity to Comment- Lahontan Basin Plan Amendments

This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. Below in PDF is a Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the Proposed Approval of Amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region Clarifying the Antidegradation Policy, Adding Mixing Zone Provisions, Revising Certain Waste Discharge Prohibitions, and Amending Chapter 5- Water […]

Today’s California Drought-Related News

Marketplace: Drought puts California rice in a sticky situation Sacramento Bee: Drought shadows the start of California salmon season i09: What happens when a city runs out of water? Maven’s Notebook: DWR releases report on groundwater basins with potential shortages, monitoring, gaps CNN: From toilet to tap: Getting a taste for drinking recycled waste water […]

Save Our Water to Launch “Californians Don’t Waste” Media Campaign

April 30, 2014   Save Our Water to Launch “Californians Don’t Waste’ Media Campaign   This week Save Our Water is launching its statewide ‘Californians Don’t Waste’ paid media campaign to bring awareness and education to Californians on how to save water every day, aiming to capture Californians’ spirit in tackling the worst drought in […]

State Water Board: Revised Notice of Meeting to Consider Adoption of General Order for Recycled Water Use

Below in PDF is a Revised Notice of Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of a General Order for Recycled Water Use. Revised Notice on Recycled Water  

Today’s California Drought-Related News

Newsmax: Officials: Pot Growers Worsening California’s Drought Napa Valley Register: Napa architect helps invent storm water protection system for wineries UC Davis: UC summit: Learning to live with drought Epoch Times: El Nino 2014: New Study Links California Drought to Global Warming Capitol Public Radio: Farmers Forecasting Less Rice, Higher Prices Because of Drought NPR: […]

From the PPIC- Drought Watch: Essential Elements for a Water Bond

Drought Watch: Essential Elements for a Water Bond Caitrin Chappelle, Ellen Hanak April 24, 2014 This is part of a continuing series on the impact of the drought. “In both houses of the California Legislature, multiple versions of a new water bond are being amended and debated to make the June deadline for replacing the […]