It might have been sprinkling outside the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium on Tuesday, but inside the building some of the state’s brightest water experts were taking stock of California’s enduring drought. As we enter into what could be a sixth year of shortage, here are six lessons gleaned from Tuesday’s forum sponsored by the nonprofit Water Education Foundation:
In a ruling that has ramifications for land-use and water policy across the United States and California, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that scientists can draw on long-range climate projections to determine whether a species should be listed as threatened.
As drought and groundwater issues continue to dominate headlines about California water, gain a deeper understanding of the key issues associated with the life-sustaining resource at our popular Water 101 Workshop. Leading policymakers and experts will serve as the teachers of this daylong workshop with an optional half-day Feb. 2-3 at the West Sacramento City Hall.
On Thursday, October 27, Water Deeply will kick off Water Talks – a new, monthly lunchtime conversation on hot topics in California water. Patrick Atwater of the California Data Collaborative and Greg Gearheart of the State Water Resources Control Board will join Water Deeply’s managing editor Tara Lohan to talk about the opportunities and challenges in the water data world.
What will it take for California to not just get by during drought, but to really flourish? Erin Mackey, a drinking water and reuse process engineer at Brown and Caldwell, the largest engineering consulting firm focused on the U.S. environmental sector, believes it will take both a shift in how we think of water-use efficiency, as well as the development of a more diverse water supply.
Increases in toxin levels of the blue-green algal bloom at San Luis Reservoir have resulted in an advisory level upgrade to “warning,” an increase from the previous advisory of “caution,” according to officials with the California Department of Water Resources.
Gordon Stuart Hamilton, 50, a glaciologist at the University of Maine, was killed over the weekend on a scientific expedition to Antarctica. … Many climate scientists spend most of their days behind a desk.
In a bay near this coastal town [Branford, Conn.], the sea was boiling with hundreds of herring-size shiners leaping to flee a marauding squad of bluefish. … What thrilled me [Richard Schiffman] about this scene was that I was witnessing what happens when fishery managers set strict catch limits to stop overfishing.