Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 06/11/2014 – 2:24pm
Urban water suppliers and other stakeholders will provide an update to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) June 17 on actions taken to reduce water usage during this year’s drought.
The update will be given as part of the State Water Board’s regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m., June 17 at the Cal/EPA building in Sacramento.
Submitted by Josh Abel on Wed, 06/11/2014 – 1:56pm
On Wednesday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing entitled: Potential Impacts of Proposed Changes to the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule. Several members of the California delegation asked pointed questions to the assembled panelists.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Wed, 06/11/2014 – 12:41pm
Nearly one in four of California’s groundwater basins and subbasins have been deemed medium or high priority under a statewide monitoring program, the Department of Water Resources announced late Tuesday.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 06/10/2014 – 3:22pm
A report released today by ACWA offers a unique, on-the-ground perspective on drought impacts around the state and the need for action to avoid even more dire consequence in 10, 15 or 20 years, ACWA President John Coleman writes in the latest entry in the Voices on Water blog.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Tue, 06/10/2014 – 1:27pm
The State Water Resources Control Board this month adopted a general order intended to make it easier to use non-potable recycled water for agriculture, landscaping irrigation and some industrial purposes.
The general order adopted June 3 isn’t intended for uses that supplement drinking water supplies or recharge groundwater stores, and the order doesn’t allow direct or indirect potable uses of recycled water.
Submitted by Josh Abel on Tue, 06/10/2014 – 12:31pm
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies voted unanimously on Tuesday to send its spending proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 to the full Appropriations Committee. The spending proposal covers the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 06/10/2014 – 10:10am
ACWA today released a report detailing specific impacts of the drought around the state and underscoring the need for a variety of strategies and actions to improve the resiliency of the state’s water system.
Submitted by Josh Abel on Tue, 06/10/2014 – 9:44am
President Obama, on Tuesday, signed HR 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, into law. The law streamlines the Army Corps infrastructure authorization process, authorizes new projects, deauthorizes old projects, and accelerates project delivery.
The President’s signing ceremony follows a bipartisan show of support for the bill in both houses of Congress, where it passed the House by a vote of 412-4 and the Senate by a vote of 91-7.
Submitted by Josh Abel on Tue, 06/10/2014 – 8:54am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would be extending the comment period for a regulatory proposal to expand the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.
The 90-day comment period, which was set to end on July 21, was extended by an additional 91 days to October 20, following an outcry by a number of groups, including ACWA, that the complexity of the rule necessitated a lengthier comment period.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Fri, 06/06/2014 – 1:17pm
The June 6, 2014, issue of ACWA News is now available online. With water at the forefront of public attention to a degree not seen in a generation, the next four weeks promise to be a critical time for legislative action on a water bond for the November 2014 ballot.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Thu, 06/05/2014 – 4:54pm
As California grapples with its third dry year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today announced the recipients of $6.3 million in agricultural water conservation and efficiency grants that will fund projects designed to help communities build resilience to drought by modernizing their water infrastructure and developing methods to increase water use efficiency.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 06/04/2014 – 3:27pm
Sustainably managing California’s headwaters will be the focus of ACWA’s annual regulatory summit which this year will be held Aug. 13-14 in South Lake Tahoe.
Titled – “Looking Upstream: Managing California’s Headwaters for Sustainability” – the event begins on August 13 with a tour of a Forest Management Demonstration Area in South Lake Tahoe.The tour will be followed by poster session and a welcome reception.
On August 14, the summit will continue, covering topics such as:
The conference will be attended by desalination industry professionals, CalDesal member agency representatives, local and state/federal agency staff and decisionmakers, California legislators, non-governmental organizations and other special guests.
For additional information regarding CalDesal, its mission, and membership, please visit the CalDesal website atwww.caldesal.org, or contact Ron Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (916) 492-6082.
Region 5 is planning its fall event in Livermore to focus on outside-the-box approaches to watershed sustainability. Plan to attend this program and hear regional insights on imported water, aquifer management, flood control, conservation, and water recycling.
Registration will be available September 2014.
Questions: Please contact Regional Affairs Representative Katie Dahl at email@example.com or call 916-441-4545.