50% OFF WATER & THE SHAPING OF CALIFORNIA; 20% OFF MAPS, GUIDES, TEACHER RESOURCES; $15 OFF WATER MORE OR LESS
Here’s a sweet deal for the holidays that won’t last much longer: Get the paperback “Water & the Shaping of California,” a treasure trove of gorgeous color photos, historic maps, water literature and famous sayings about water for just $17.50 — a 50% discount. That is just one of the special holiday discount offers from the Foundation. We’re also offering a 20% discount on our popular water maps, guides, teacher resources and more, and $15 off copies of “Water More or Less.” … We also have a special, limited-time deal on “Water More or Less”, co-authored and signed by Rita Schmidt Sudman, the Foundation’s former executive director and a long-time observer of the California water scene.
This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Update 2018 briefing on agendas for two meetings in the coming week; $63 million in recommended funding on the agenda of the Strategic Growth Council; Rangeland Summit will look at grazing as an element of wildfire prevention; Water desalination program recommends $1.3 million in funding for four projects; Delta Social Science Task Force sets date to begin work next month; San Diego Climate Summit will feature California’s Fourth Climate Assessment
JOIN US FEB. 27-MARCH 1 AS WE EXPLORE HOOVER DAM, WILDLIFE REFUGES, FARMING REGIONS AND THE SALTON SEA
Tickets are on sale for the Water Education Foundation’s Lower Colorado River Tour Feb. 27–March 1. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit key sites along one of the nation’s most famous rivers, including a private tour of Hoover Dam, Central Arizona Project’s Mark Wilmer pumping plant and the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge. The tour also visits the beginning of the Colorado River Aqueduct, the Salton Sea, the All-American Canal and agricultural regions in the Imperial, Palo Verde and Coachella valleys.
North Tahoe Middle School took their science class outdoors last month to study sugar pines, the largest species of pine tree. Sugar pines, well known for their exceptionally large cones, are being decimated in the Lake Tahoe area by bark beetles and a parasitic fungus known as White Pine Blister Rust. As part of their ecology course, the seventh graders worked with Headwaters Science Institute to design and conduct original experiments to learn more about why sugar pines are dying off and in what conditions they grow best.
Our popular Water 101 Workshop is a once-a-year opportunity to get a solid grounding on the history, legal and regulatory facets of California’s most precious natural resource. Our Feb. 7 workshop in Sacramento will feature a special focus on groundwater… A new era of groundwater management began in California in 2014 after Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic legislation, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, often referred to as SGMA.
The California Rice Commission organizes annual grower meetings to update rice farmers on the biggest issues facing the industry each year. Next year’s meetings will be on the same day in January in Yuba City and Colusa.
This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Draft basin boundary modifications open for public comment through Jan. 4; Integrated water management conference will include look at water in the sky; First meeting for advisory group looking into small water system vulnerabilities; Report for Congress looks at California water infrastructure; Water Solutions Network offering problem-solving support to water managers; USACE webinars to discuss new delivery methods in P3 pilot program; Save the dates, CWEMF sets annual meeting for April in Folsom
Karla Nemeth was appointed Director of the California Department of Water Resources by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on January 10, 2018. As the Director, she oversees DWR operations, including maintaining the California State Water Project, managing floodwaters, monitoring dam safety, conducting habitat restoration, and providing technical assistance and funding for projects for local water needs.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century.
From Water | Food | Environment — The Blog of David Guy:
Every year my family looks forward to visiting Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park—where you not only experience the beautiful alpine meadow, but you can also take in one of the wonderful presentations at the Parsons Memorial Lodge.
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
The drought is on and so is the California State Fair. This year, the Save Our Water campaign is doubling down its messaging on conservation by hosting two exhibits at the fair – one on indoor water conservation and the other on outdoor conservation.
The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have scheduled a negotiation session with seven Cross Valley Contractors on long-term conveyance contracts for the delivery of federal Central Valley Project water conveyed through state-owned facilities.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation will hold a public Open House on Thursday, July 31, 2014, to present and solicit comments on the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2015.
This newspaper will host a free public forum, entitled “Dry Times: An in-depth discussion about Bay Area water issues,” scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 17 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. …
Joining the discussion will be: Jim Fiedler, Santa Clara Valley Water District chief operating officer; Arthur R.
The Clinton Foundation’s public workshop will feature speakers from environmental groups, public health advocates, state and local agencies. It is the Clinton Foundation’s second workshop devoted to the Salton Sea.
The Sacramento Committee of Water for People is featuring “Bowl with Water for People” on Wednesday, June 25, at the Country Club Lanes, 2500 Watt Avenue, Sacramento. Registration is 5:30-6 p.m. Bowling is from 6-8 p.m.
Stanislaus County farmers and politicians will rally Thursday in opposition to a state effort to regulate water rights. Because of water shortages caused by the drought, California’s Water Resources Control Board next month will consider curtailing how much more can be diverted from the state’s rivers.
“The Bureau of Reclamation announced today [June 12] that public scoping meetings are scheduled to be held jointly with the Klamath Water and Power Agency to begin preparation of a combined environmental document.