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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...

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...

Californians Show Grit, Imagination in Hard Times

The ability of Californians to respond to challenges with imagination and innovation was a recurring theme in remarks at the 90th Annual Sacramento Host...

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 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...

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...

Board Hears from Food/Ag Secretary, Senator

Members of the CalChamber Board of Directors hear presentations from Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Senator...

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...