Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Fri, 02/12/2016 – 2:58pm
The 2016 emergency conservation regulation adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board on Feb. 2 has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is now in effect.
The regulation extends the requirements of the original 2015 regulation through October 2016 with a few limited adjustments to reflect climate, growth and development of some drought-resilient potable water supplies since 2013.
Submitted by Marie Meade on Wed, 02/17/2016 – 11:56am
Do you know someone who has made a remarkable contribution to California water? Does your agency have a capital project that deserves statewide recognition? Now is the time to submit entries for ACWA’s spring awards.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Tue, 02/16/2016 – 8:11am
This week, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District California Department of Water Resources and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, began a new project to help improve spawning habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout in the Sacramento River.
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.