John Laird, California secretary of natural resources, and Mark Cowin, head of the water resources department, spoke to reporters via telephone to mark the release of the plan, the latest update in more than a half-century of outlines for managing California’s water.
California voters have turned against two health-related measures on Tuesday’s ballot while majorities continue to support a water infrastructure bond and a criminal sentencing initiative, according to a new Field Poll.
Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history. … The most money at stake is in Florida, California and New Jersey.
The Desert Water Agency and the First Amendment Coalition announced Wednesday that they have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the disclosure of information about groundwater pumping by businesses and organizations.
In Southern California, gardens are going grey. Grey water systems that take spent water from showers, bathroom faucets and washers and use it to quench the landscape are seen by some as the next step in sustainable gardening across bone-dry Southern California.
Rain fell over the hay barns and pine forests in the far northeastern corner of the state, and with Tuesday’s election presaging four more years of Democratic rule in Sacramento, an air of resignation filled the Flournoy family ranch.
Of the watchers of “The Walking Dead,” 11 million were 18 to 49, Generation Xers like myself and the younger millennials. These are the folks, also like myself, who are devouring the urban homesteading lifestyle just as ardently as the flesh-eating corpse genre.
In just a few days, Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 1, the $7.545 billion water bond on the Nov. 4 ballot. The product of more than five years of discussions and negotiations, Proposition 1 represents what could be a major turning point in California water.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today [Oct. 30] released the Highlights booklet and initial volumes of the latest edition of the California Water Plan, which since 1957 has guided the State’s water resource management and planning.
In a recently published study, Eco-directed sustainable prescribing: feasibility for reducing water contamination by drugs, EPA scientist Christian Daughton presents ways we can prevent the active ingredients of pharmaceuticals from getting into our waterways.
The Bureau of Reclamation and the Delta Science Program, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California Department of Water Resources, have scheduled an annual science review and workshop on certain biological opinion implementation actions relative to the 2014 operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. The 2014 annual science review will be the fifth annual review.
The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications from congressionally authorized sponsors of Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects for cost-shared funding to plan, design or construct their projects.
Reclamation is inviting States, Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery to apply for a funding opportunity to cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. The projects should support water sustainability in the west.