ACWA’s President Randy Record, Immediate Past President Paul Kelley and Executive Director Tim Quinn sat down with members of Region 3 in Copperopolis last week to talk about the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, the upcoming process to set flow objectives, and how to better come together as we move forward in shaping the future of California’s water.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 5:11pm
With the next staff draft of the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan due to be released soon, the coming weeks will be pivotal for ACWA members and others working to move the council in a direction that can truly meet the coequal goals of improved ecosystem health and water supply reliability.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:38am
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 - 10:07am
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 - 4:19pm
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 - 1:28pm
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.