Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Wed, 01/21/2015 – 4:03pm
California Water Commission members got an update Wednesday on development of regulations and parameters for allocating $2.7 billion in water storage funding, as provided by Proposition 1. The commission also discussed the process of determining the public benefit of water storage projects and heard various suggestions from the Department of Water Resources and ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Thu, 01/15/2015 – 4:07pm
A new report by the Legislative Analyst’s Office describes problems facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and identifies several issues for the Legislature’s consideration as the state continues efforts to improve both water supply reliability and ecosystem health in the Delta.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Thu, 01/15/2015 – 3:21pm
Saying California is now in a fourth consecutive year of drought, top state and federal officials today briefed reporters on the 2015 outlook and a drought contingency plan submitted to state regulators.
In a conference call with reporters, leaders of the Department of Water Resources, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Fish and Wildlife highlighted current conditions and the need for ongoing coordination and conservation as the drought picutre evolves.
ACWA is jointly sponsoring two all-day workshops to address how California water utilities can assure fiscal stability while still sending effective conservation signals and complying with Propositions 26 & 218.
The California Irrigation Institute (CII) would like to invite you to the 53rd Annual CII Conference February 2-3, 2015 held at the Hilton Sacramento Arden-West in Sacramento, California.
CII is the oldest independent forum on water and irrigation. The conference is attended by water industry professionals, agricultural and urban water suppliers, farmers, landscape contractors and government representatives who come together to discuss the future of and improving water use efficiency, water quality and surface and groundwater management in California.
Tour begins in Las Vegas and ends at California’s Ontario Airport
This 3-day, 2-night tour follows the course of the lower Colorado River through Nevada, Arizona and California, and includes a private tour of Hoover Dam.
Tour stops include the Yuma Desalting Plant, farms in the Imperial and Coachella valleys, MWD’s Gene Village, the Warren H. Brock Reservoir and the Salton Sea. Issues discussed included drought management, the Central Arizona Project, Southern Nevada’s water needs, U.S.-Mexico border issues, endangered species and tribal water rights. The tour begins in Las Vegas and ends at California’s Ontario Airport.
The Foundation’s annual Executive Briefing features speakers from water stakeholder groups, the Legislature and governmental agencies that play important roles in making policy decisions about water. The 31st Annual Executive Briefing will be March 25, 2015 in Sacramento at the Red Lion Inn.
Tour begins and ends at the Sacramento International Airport
This 3-day, 2-night tour travels the length of the San Joaquin Valley, giving participants a clear understanding of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project.
Stops include the Kern County Water Bank, the San Joaquin River, Terminus Dam, Mendota Pool, Friant Dam, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge and San Luis Reservoir. Issues of growth, water supply, flood management, groundwater banking, storage, subsidence, wetlands, salmon restoration and agricultural supply and drainage are discussed on this tour, which begins and ends at the Sacramento International Airport.
Please mark your calendars for DesalTech2015, the International Conference on Emerging Water Desalination Technologies in Municipal and Industrial Applications, which will take place August 28-29, 2015 in San Diego.
Tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport
This 2-day, 1-night tour will travel through the Sacramento region to view sites that explore groundwater issues. Topics will include groundwater quality, overdraft and subsidence, agricultural use, wells, and regional management efforts.
We will also discuss the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and its governance and implementation. The tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport.