Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Californians Boost Water Savings Rate, Keep Water Use Low

The average statewide water conservation rate doubled between February and March, according to the State Water Resources Control Board. Californians conserved 24.3% in March 2016,...

Drought-Proof Water Supply Bill Pending in Assembly Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that sets a state goal to promote desalination is awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Water, Parks and...

CalChamber Backs Bills to Speed Water Supply Solutions

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a number of bills to expedite and reduce costs for water storage facilities, drought mitigation measures and...

State’s Long-Term Water Outlook Still Cloudy After Dry February

State water officials continue to encourage Californians to keep conserving as a warm and dry February left the statewide snowpack below the average for...

CalChamber Backs Renewed Effort on Federal Water Bill

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced an updated proposal to provide long-term and short-term solutions to the state’s historic drought. The California Chamber of...

State Extends Water Restrictions

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) decided on February 2 to extend California’s May 2015 Emergency Regulation restrictions on urban water use through...

Drought Outlook Brighter; Conservation Mandate Continues

December snow and rain helped brighten California’s water outlook as the new year began, but the drought deficit is far from being filled. Even while...

CalChamber Committee Reviews State/Federal Drought Activity

The CalChamber Water Committee takes a closer look during its December 3 meeting at state regulatory actions related to the drought, courtesy of Rami...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Craft, Pass Comprehensive Drought Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of Western farmers, ranchers and businesses, as well as urban, suburban and rural residents, are urging...

Californians Keep Cumulative Water Savings Above 25% Mandate

Californians have reduced water use by 27.1% since emergency conservation rules took effect in June, according to state officials. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. mandated...

Most of State Exceeding Water Conservation Targets

Californians reduced water use by more than 26% during September, according to the State Water Resources Control Board. The conservation rate exceeded the Governor’s...

CalChamber Actively Seeks California Water Solutions

The persistent drought has made water issues a very high priority for California voters, according to a recent poll. For the California Chamber of...

Water: CalChamber Backs 2 Good Proposals Sent to Governor, Stops 3 Misguided Bills

As the drought continued to scorch California, regulatory actions such as mandatory conservation measures took center stage, lessening the number of water bills introduced...

Economic Analysis: Farmers, Water Districts Show Resilience in Handling Drought

California agriculture is showing more resilience to the state’s historic drought than many had anticipated, according to an analysis released this week. The report from...

CalChamber, Coalition Urge Businesses to Support California Water Fix

The California Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of the Californians for Water Security Coalition, is urging businesses to support Governor Edmund G. Brown...

Drought-Related Actions Reminder of Need for Long-Term Water Solution

With no immediate end to California’s millennial drought in sight, regulators and legislators continued steps this month aimed at managing the limited water supply. The...