AQUAFORNIA KICKOFF-SoCal braces for more Hilary rain, flooding; Maui wildfire pollutes drinking water
- In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- Hilary leaves massive flooding, mudslides, upheaval across Southern California, Los Angeles Times
- How climate change shaped California’s first tropical storm in decades, E&E News
- Maui water is unsafe even with filters, one of the lessons learned from fires in California, The Associated Press
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Before the year’s end, state water officials are expected to issue new rules making possible the global gold standard in recycled water technology: direct potable reuse. Under current regulations, recycled water must be directed back into reservoirs or aquifers before entering drinking water systems. Direct potable reuse means bypassing this step, which will allow suppliers without groundwater basins or local reservoirs to treat and recycle drinking water. So we’re making Recycled Water our Water Word of the Week. To learn more about California water, visit Aquapedia, our water encyclopedia.
What’s on Tap This Week: The Urban Water Institute holds its 30th annual water conference in San Diego this week. The Delta Stewardship Council convenes on Thursday and Friday. Be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information on events by the Foundation and other groups.
Fall Water Tour: There are only a few seats left for our one-time-only Eastern Sierra Tour September 12-15. Reserve your seat now for the 3-day, 3-night tour that journeys from the Truckee River to Mono Lake and on through the Owens Valley and Mojave Desert.
Water Summit: Registration for the Foundation’s premier event opens Aug. 23! Snag your ticket for the annual summit that will take place Oct. 25 in downtown Sacramento. This year’s theme is Taking on the Improbable in Western Water.
Water Resource of the Week: California has set a goal of increasing the use of recycled water to 2.5 million acre-feet by 2030. To learn more about how critical water recycling is to the state’s water portfolio, grab a copy of our Layperson’s Guide to Water Recycling.
Western Water, our flagship publication produced by Foundation journalists, is available online. Check out our latest article on the Klamath River dam removal project:
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.