Blog: It’s Time for Water Community to Unite Around a Statewide Water Action Plan
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Voices on Water blog:
“With state and federal agencies working toward the release a public draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, much attention is focused on the Delta and the need for long-term solutions. We all know a Delta solution is critical to the state’s water future, but it is just one component of a broader set of actions needed to address overall water supply reliability and ecosystem health in California.
“There is widespread agreement that a statewide water action plan is required to ensure leadership and resources are focused on a suite of other priorities including surface and groundwater storage, local resources development, water rights protection, climate change and other vital issues.
“To that end, ACWA and the Department of Water Resources have been convening a series of informal meetings to help define such a statewide framework. …
“Our hope is to organize our community around a plan that works for the entire state and provide it to the Brown Administration. The timing is critical as the BDCP process moves toward release of the public draft this fall and the Legislature begins to focus on modifications to the 2014 water bond.”