Submitted by Tim Quinn on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:38am
All eyes will be on the Delta Stewardship Council tomorrow as it issues a long-awaited draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the Delta Plan.
The document is reportedly 2,000 pages in length. Based on recent comments by council staff, however, it is unclear whether the content of those pages will get us any closer to achieving to co-equal goals of improved water supply reliability and ecosystem restoration.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 9:07am
There can be little doubt that California’s water system is in need of a major upgrade. Large-scale investments are needed in everything from water storage capacity to water recycling facilities to levees. Substantial investments in ecosystem restoration and habitat improvements also are needed if we are to meet the co-equal goals of improved water supply reliability and ecosystem health.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:19pm
The California Water Commission convened a workshop today on one of the most important topics facing this generation of water managers: the future of water storage in California.
Students of history know that water storage and delivery systems built by previous generations of Californians fueled the rise of everything from the high-tech enclaves of Silicon Valley to the fertile farmland of the Central Valley to the vibrant cities and industries of Southern California.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 12:28pm
Kern County Water Agency’s Jim Beck has it right in a recent opinion piece in the Capitol Weekly. We can protect the Delta ecosystem while also providing water to meet the needs of Californians. Solutions are possible when we have leadership and a willingness to work through the complexities.
The complete opinion piece, "Brown Stands Tall for Historic Water Solution," can be read here.
Submitted by Randy Record on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 3:03pm
It was a privilege to host the ACWA Board last week in my home district of Eastern Municipal Water District.
As the board stood on the west side of Diamond Valley Lake, we were reminded what an accomplishment the reservoir is for Southern California and being only one of two reservoirs completed in recent history in California it seems somewhat of a modern marvel in these challenging water times. It’s encouraging to think of what is possible.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 12:15pm
Today’s dedication of San Francisco PUC’s new Tesla Treatment Facility in Tracy underscores the importance of investing in our water system and reminds us that, once again, local water agencies are taking the lead when it comes to investing in vital and sustainable water infrastructure.