Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Tue, 06/07/2016 – 4:14pm
The State Water Resources Control Board today unanimously adopted an order dismissing enforcement actions brought against two water districts accused of taking water not available due to drought conditions.
The order ends two enforcement actions started last summer against Byron-Bethany Irrigation District and the West Side Irrigation District. While dismissing the administrative civil liability complaint and draft cease and desist order, the decision also affirms the State Water Board’s authority to prevent illegal diversions.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 06/06/2016 – 3:39pm
Californians’ water conservation remained strong in April with residents statewide reducing water use by 26% over the same month in 2013, according to figures released today by the State Water Resources Control Board.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Mon, 06/06/2016 – 3:04pm
The Sites Project Joint Powers Authority on Monday released a request for proposals for water agencies interested in participating in Phase 1 of the Sites Reservoir Project, which includes completing studies needed to submit an application for funding under Proposition 1 by June 2017.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 06/01/2016 – 2:49pm
The ACWA State Relations Department is now requesting legislative proposals from member agencies for the first year of the 2017-‘18 legislative session. The State Legislative Committee will review final legislative proposals at its upcoming annual planning meeting on Oct. 21 in Sacramento.
Produced by the publishers of California Water Law & Policy Reporter, this two-day California Water Law Conference focuses on long-term water supply issues facing the state: How state and federal agencies are planning future management decisions; the limits of State Water Resources Control Board authority during droughts; developments with the Cal WaterFix project; water transfers as a means of coping with unpredictable supplies; and big questions related to reforming California’s water law system.
Sponsored by the Water Education Foundation, this field trip goes deep into California’s water hub and traverses the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that support the state’s water system and is California’s most crucial water and ecological resource. The tour makes its way to San Francisco Bay, and includes a ferry ride.
Hyatt Regency at the San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.
Organized by the Water Education Foundation and the UC Davis Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair, Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy will provide scientists, policymakers, agricultural and environmental stakeholders, government officials and consultants with the latest scientific, management, legal and policy advances for sustaining our groundwater resources in agricultural regions around the world.