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End of Drought Emergency Gives Way to Conservation as ‘Way of Life’

Prohibitions on wasteful water practices will remain in force following the Governor’s ending the drought state of emergency he declared in January 2014. The drought...

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...

CalChamber-Supported WaterFix Gains Critical State Approval

The California Chamber of Commerce-supported California WaterFix project has achieved the next crucial milestone on the road to securing the state’s future water supplies. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

More Water in Sierra Snowpack This Year

More water is available in the Sierra snowpack this year than last due to the January storms, according to the state Department of Water...

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...

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...

State Snowpack Shows Big One-Month Gain

This month’s snow survey showed a huge increase in the snowpack from January, but state water officials are reminding Californians that precipitation could stop...

CalChamber, Coalition in Support of Plan to Fix Aging Water Delivery Infrastructure

A broad coalition that includes the California Chamber of Commerce and labor, business, environmental, community and water leaders has announced the formation of Californians...

CalChamber-Backed California WaterFix Moves Forward

With this week’s release of biological opinions (BiOps) from federal agencies responsible for protecting species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), the...

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...

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 Urges President to Sign Landmark Water Bill

December 16 Update: The President signed the water bill today. The California Chamber of Commerce is urging President Barack Obama to sign landmark federal water...