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.
Submitted by Ben Wicke on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 9:29am
More now than ever, water districts are facing increasingly tough challenges. From statewide water management issues, like the Delta or groundwater monitoring to employee pensions and benefits, everything seems to be under the microscope.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Mon, 06/13/2011 - 3:28pm
With the Delta Stewardship Council poised to release the fourth staff draft of its Delta Plan today, a broad coalition of water agencies and organizations is hoping an alternative plan submitted Friday will help trigger much-needed discussion by the council in the coming days and weeks.
Submitted by David Hodgin on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 1:49pm
The Region 5 Board began preparations in December to host an event that focused on the Freeport Regional Water Project and City of Sacramento River Intake facilities. East Bay Municipal Water District's Katy Foulkes chaired the event with great support from ACWA's Marcia Wulff and Katie Dahl. This special event began May 22 with a cruise to view the old and new river intake facilities from the Sacramento River. A reception followed in Old Sacramento hosted by Parsons, represented by Daven Oswalt.