Monday, October 22, 2018

State Water Board Targets Outdoor Uses with Emergency Rule Ordering 25% Cut

The State Water Resources Control Board this week adopted an emergency regulation requiring a 25% reduction of potable water use in urban areas statewide. Water...

Governor Revises Plan to Fix State’s Aging Water Infrastructure

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad-based coalition are supporting the revised plan announced by the Governor to fix California’s aging water infrastructure...

New Surface Storage/Infrastructure Needed to Help Recharge Groundwater Basins

Expanding opportunities to recharge groundwater will require new surface storage and infrastructure to store and convey water to recharge areas, according to the latest...

CalChamber Urges Water Board to Consider Previous Conservation Efforts by Business

The California Chamber of Commerce has asked the State Water Resources Control Board to clarify some elements of its framework for the drought emergency...

Legislative Analyst Report Notes Drought Has Limited Statewide Economic Impact

The state Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week said the drought will have a limited statewide economic impact. “While the drought is affecting many Californians...

Water Policy Center Opens at Public Policy Institute

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has established a water policy center to help meet the state’s need for timely information and innovative...

Governor Orders 25% Water Use Reduction, Calls for Increased Enforcement Statewide

Last week, as the early April survey found no snow at a key Sierra location for the first time in 75 years, the Governor...

Emergency Water Package Passes Legislature

A $1 billion emergency relief drought package passed the Legislature this week and was expected to be signed by the Governor. California has entered the...

Water Board Expands Emergency Rules; Emergency Drought Legislation Announced

With a fourth year of severe drought conditions looming, state water regulators this week expanded emergency water rules and the Governor and legislative leaders...

Water Commission Chair Discusses Drought, Storage with CalChamber

Joseph Byrne, chair of the California Water Commission, gives an overview of the impact of the drought (now in its fourth year) and the...

CalChamber, Coalition Aim to Fix Aging Water System

The California Chamber of Commerce and a new coalition are working to promote the Governor’s proposed fix to the state’s aging water distribution system. The...

Water Security Coalition Promotes Fixing Aging Distribution System

The California Chamber of Commerce is one of the initial partners in a new coalition that is working to promote the Governor’s proposed fix...

Light Snowpack Spotlights Need for Water Storage

The latest winter survey finding a “scant snowpack” and subsequent prediction that California’s drought will continue for the fourth consecutive year underline the state’s...

Low Snowpack Makes Fourth Consecutive Drought Year Likely

The second winter survey yesterday by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) found a “scant snowpack,” leading officials to predict that California’s drought will...

Storms a Long Way from Abating Drought; Water Conservation, Allocations Still Down

A strong storm system is rolling through California, prompting mudslide concerns in the Northern and Southern half of the state, particularly in areas that...

CalChamber, Coalition Fight Proposal Expanding Federal Say on Water, Land Use

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined with 375 trade associations and chambers from 50 states to voice strong concerns with a proposal that...

Report: State Water Conservation Rate Declines, Despite Continued Drought

Water conservation efforts in the state leveled off in September after a steady rise since May, according to a new report presented to the...