Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Thu, 09/17/2015 – 8:32am
The California Department of Water Resources on Sept. 18 will host a public scoping meeting to seek public input on the developmentof the Proposition 1 Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program and its solicitation process.
Proposition 1 allocates $510 million in IRWM funding for implementation and planning efforts in every hydrologic region of the state, including the Mountain County Overlay area and additional sub-regions in the South Coast Hydrologic Region. A portion of the total IRWM funding is dedicated to assisting disadvantaged communities.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 09/14/2015 – 4:07pm
Analyses of blue oak tree rings have led scientists to believe that this spring’s Sierra snowpack was the lowest in 500 years, according to a study released today by the publication Nature Climate Change.
Several scientists report that the snowpack study underscores the extreme severity of California’s drought.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Mon, 09/14/2015 – 3:21pm
California’s official statewide conservation education program Save Our Water Monday launched its “Fix It For Good” campaign at a turf replacement project demonstration event put on by the California Department of General Services at the State Capitol.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Wed, 09/16/2015 – 9:30am
According to preliminary urban water conservation numbers released by the San Diego County Water Authority Tuesday, San Diego County residents reduced their water use by 24% in August, as compared to August 2013, bringing the district’s cumulative summer savings to 27%.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 09/14/2015 – 3:14pm
The State Water Resources Control Board has released two sets of draft guidelines related to storm water funding that will be used when allocating $200 million of Proposition 1 funds targeted for multi-benefit storm water management projects.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Fri, 09/11/2015 – 11:10am
State and federal officials cautioned this week that while there is a 95% chance that strong El Niño storms will hit California this fall and winter, the weather system’s impact on relieving drought conditions is uncertain and residents should continue to conserve water.
CalDesal’s 4th Annual Conference ill focus on brackish groundwater, regional salt management strategies, new technologies in desalination and a special program with business leaders discussing the importance of a reliable water supply to the state’s businesses and economy.
This conference is the premier event focusing on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability.
ALERT! Please be advised that a company called Exhibition Management has been contacting ACWA exhibitors implying that they have been contracted by ACWA to handle all exhibitor housing. ACWA has NOT contracted with this company and any information provided to them may be used for fraudulent purposes.
ACWA’s 2015 Fall Conference & Exhibition is set for Dec. 1-4, 2015, at the Renaissance & Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells. Further details to come.