Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Tue, 02/02/2016 – 5:35pm
Top state agency officials and various stakeholders provided lawmakers with an update today on the status of projects and programs that are now – or soon will be – funded by Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond approved by voters in 2014.
The status update was provided during a joint informational and oversight hearing of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Tue, 02/02/2016 – 2:17pm
Snowpack water content in mountains throughout California is hovering well above historical averages – thanks to El Niño winter storms – but officials caution that the encouraging water readings do not indicate the state has pulled out of drought and continued water conservation is needed.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Tue, 02/02/2016 – 9:37am
The California Water Commission is soliciting concept papers that summarize potential water storage projects and their benefits in an effort to gather information on projects that may qualify for Water Storage Investment Program public benefit funding under Proposition 1.
Concept papers will be accepted electronically until 5:00 p.m. March 31 email@example.com.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Mon, 02/01/2016 – 11:50am
ACWA is seeking interested candidates to fill two vacancies on its Region 2 Board for the 2016-’17 term. Members of the Region 2 Board determine the direction and focus of region issues and activities, support the fulfillment of ACWA’s goals and play an integral role in the leadership of the association as a whole.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Fri, 01/29/2016 – 12:32pm
The California Water Commission Friday opened the 45-day comment period for its proposed Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) regulations for the quantification and management of the public benefit of water storage projects. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. on March 14.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Fri, 01/29/2016 – 10:21am
California’s drought response strategy must reflect the water supply tools available in 2016, ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn writes in the latest entry in the Voices on Water blog.
As the State Water Resources Control Board prepares to act next week on an emergency conservation regulation proposed to extend through October, Quinn calls on the agency to recognize the array of water supply tools and strategies available to water managers today thanks to wise local investments over the past 25 years.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Thu, 01/28/2016 – 1:33pm
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday announced $182 million in new funding for local drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects and projects that help reduce water pollution. The funding will be available through the California Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the state’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
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.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown and the Milken Institute host the US-Australian Dialogue on Water Management & Drought, presented by the New South Wales Government and Victoria State Government on Friday, 5 February, 2016 at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica.
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.