Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:10am
State leaders are making progress on planning for solutions in the Delta, but lack any significant action on fixing the problems there, according to a report card released today by the Delta Vision Foundation.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 2:50pm
ACWA-supported bills aimed at advancing desalination and curbing metal theft and the spread of quagga mussels were approved on recent floor votes as the June 1 deadline for legislative action approached.
The Assembly approved a measure May 31 that would create a task force to recommend ways to improve the permitting process for seawater desalination facilities. AB 2595 by Assembly Member Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) is sponsored by CalDesal and supported by ACWA and a number of water agencies.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 2:45pm
The Pacific Institute is launching a survey of urban and agricultural water agencies to gather information on how water is priced in California. The water supplier survey is aimed at getting a better understanding of what goes into determining the price of water.
According to a release from the Pacific Institute, the survey results will inform a series of workshops and a report on how water rates are set, targeted for release in the fall of 2012.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 12:42pm
California has the tools to cope with periodic water shortages but its economy is vulnerable to catastrophic supply interruptions and long-term water uncertainty, according to a new report by the Public Policy Institute of California.
In a new analysis of the role water plays in California’s economy, economy, the PPIC found that the state can continue to grow and prosper despite tightening water supplies. But a number of risk factors must be addressed to make the state more resilient and support California’s economic vitality.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 9:59am
The California Legislature has taken action on bills aimed at regulating hydraulic fracturing in recent weeks.
The Senate rejected SB 1054 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) yesterday on a 17-18 vote. The measure would have required energy firms to notify property owners before using fracking to tap oil deposits on or near their land.
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Due to health, environmental, waste reduction and numerous other reasons, the importance of switching from bottled water and other sugary drinks to local tap water as the drink of choice is gaining momentum. To capitalize on this movement, Region 1 will be hosting a forum to discuss how to develop and implement a regional Local Tap Water Campaign.
Regions 6 & 7 will hold a joint member forum, "BDCP Update - Statewide Perspectives" at Kern County Water Agency on September 14, 2012, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration for this meeting will be available on August 17. Details will be posted as they develop.