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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...

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...

State Water Board Delays Final Action on Controversial Delta Plan

At the request of the administration, the State Water Resources Control Board plans to delay final action on the final draft plan update for...

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...

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Defining Wetlands: Process Leaves Questions Unanswered

It was clear toward the end of the March 5 workshop on the proposed controversial wetlands regulations that the State Water Resources Control Board...

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...

Ready or Not, Here It Comes—State Groundwater Regulation

January 31, 2020 marks the first time in California’s history that groundwater will be regulated. Twenty-one critically overdrafted groundwater basins must submit detailed plans showing...

California Water Outlook Trending Dry; Supply Depends on Rainy Season Outcome

It’s trending toward a dry water year. Long-range weather forecasts aren’t pointing to heavy precipitation in the coming months. However, forecasting weather is iffy. It...

Federal Legislation Eases California Water Shortages

California’s water future will get brighter with the passage of the bipartisan, comprehensive federal legislation, America’s Water Infrastructure Act 2018 (AWIA). The bill passed the...