Submitted by John Coleman on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:56pm
With California’s drought showing no sign of letting up, it’s encouraging to see a positive development this week in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Senate acted May 22 to pass a drought relief bill that stands to provide greatly needed flexibility to combat the devastating effects of drought. The legislation, spearheaded by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein with support from Sen. Barbara Boxer, is a major achievement and a big contribution to the toolbox California water managers will need to get through this very challenging time.
Submitted by Kathy Tiegs on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:48pm
ACWA regions were off and running in Monterey, hosting numerous issue forums and meeting with their region memberships to share information and plan out the new term’s activities. ACWA Spring Conference served to be a busy week!
Submitted by John Coleman on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:52pm
Even as rain pelted parts of Northern California yesterday, the latest snow survey confirmed the drought is far from over. Department of Water Resources officials say the meager statewide snowpack – still just one-third of normal despite a modest boost from the storms – does not bode well for our water supply outlook this summer.
While ACWA is working on several fronts to help member agencies combat drought impacts this year, water conservation remains a key tool as drought conditions persist and potentially intensify in the near future.
Submitted by ACWA Officers on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:26pm
By ACWA President John Coleman and Vice President Kathy Tiegs
When ACWA members arrived in Washington, D.C. in late February for the association’s annual D.C. Conference, three topics were on everyone’s mind: California’s drought and the need for both short-term and long-term solutions.
In discussions with Administration officials and meetings on Capitol Hill, the conversation quickly turned to the drought and how it is affecting farms, communities and the entire economy of our state.