Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Fri, 01/15/2016 – 5:55pm
The State Water Resources Control Board released a draft emergency conservation regulation late Friday that would extend the requirements of the existing regulation through October and offer “modest adjustments” to reflect climate, growth and significant investments in new, locally developed drought-resilient potable water supplies.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Thu, 01/14/2016 – 5:01pm
Gov. Jerry Brown today praised the recommendations outlined in the California Water Action Plan, saying the plan contains a balanced set of solutions that will make the state’s water system stronger and more resilient.
“It’s integrated,” Brown said of the water action plan to a crowd of roughly 250 people at the Sacramento Convention Center. “And there’s nothing quite like it ever in the history of California.”
The Southern California Water Committee will host its quarterly luncheon at the Western Municipal Water District’s headquarters at 14205 Meridian Parkway, Riverside, CA. Western is sponsoring the event which will feature a discussion on SoCal’s water future and drought proofing strategies.
The California Irrigation Institute announces the dates for its 54th annual meeting. Join them January 25-26, 2016 at the Hilton Arden-West in Sacramento, California as technical and policy experts meet to discuss “California’s New Water Realities: Solving the Puzzle.” As California drought continues to worsen, the conference will explore and discuss new water management strategies to cope with the increasing pressure on water use. The conference is attended by agricultural, urban and environmental interests including water districts,
UC Center Sacramento, 1130 K Street, Suite LL22, Sacramento, CA
Organized by the UC Riverside School of Public Policy, this workshop will convene international experts to share their experience with the use of market-based incentives to address water scarcity. Leading scholars from several countries will present case studies, which illustrate how water-pricing mechanisms have been used creatively throughout the world for promotion of water conservation. These presentations will lead to discussion of how economic incentives might be used to address some of the challenges faced by California’s water economy.
The Water Education Foundation is presenting a Water 101 Workshop in the Sacramento area on February 4-5, 2016. This daylong workshop with an optional second, half-day offers the opportunity to learn about California water basics, hot topics and water district board member governance.
Sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and the Water Education Foundation, this one-day free briefing will examine hydrologic conditions, precipitation patterns, the need for fishery flows, and forecasts for state and federal water project operations.
The briefing will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, Room 202.
Even as the potential for heavy El Niño rains has captured the attention of the public, state and federal officials know that California’s drought-stricken reservoirs will not recover that quickly.
Sponsored by the Water Education Foundation, this field trip explores the Lower Colorado River where virtually every drop of the river is allocated, yet demand is growing from a myriad of sources — increasing population, declining habitat, drought and climate change.
The Water Education Foundation’s 33rd annual Executive Briefing, will be held March 17, 2016 in Sacramento. The theme for this year’s briefing is “Defining the New Normal.”
This briefing is intended for water district managers and board members, state and federal agency officials, city and county government officials, farmers, environmentalists, attorneys, consultants, engineers, business executives and public interest groups.
The 2016 Green California Summit will offer presentations from experts and leaders who will provide information and resources to grow green programs. Topics range from water conservation, green fleets and energy efficiency (including Prop 39) to funding. More details here.