Water takes center stage on May 15, 2008 at 7 p.m. during the IT'S OUR WATER forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church. I will be there as a Board Member of California Save Our Streams Council and Rivive the San Joaquin to make a presentation and talk water as well as Nancy Price, member of WILPF's National Save the Water Campaign. Click here for the flyer.
For those of you who saw the news release on the posting of the C-WIN/CSPA complaint with the State Water Resources Control Board earlier this Spring, attached is the actual complaint. Read HERE.
Federal regulators weigh status of longfin smelt in delta
Written by Staff Report
Wednesday, 07 May 2008
(AP) - Federal authorities will consider whether to designate another delta fish for protection under the Endangered Species Act after a sharp population decline last year.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will review the status of the longfin smelt to determine whether it is a threatened or endangered species. READ MORE »
Donald R. Glaser has been named the new Mid-Pacific regional director of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. READ MORE »
Water Industry’s Role in Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Promoting Energy Savings
Monday, May 29, 2008
North Coast Water Quality Control Board
5550 Skylane Boulevard, Suite A
Santa Rosa, California 95403
Phone (707) 576-2225
Hosted by: The Water Energy Climate Action Team
Agenda: State Legislative Update
A coalition of environmental groups has written the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation expressing deep skepticism about a planned drainage "solution" for the Westlands Water District. To read the letter click HERE.
Water rationing isn't in Bakersfield's (immediate) future
The Bakersfield Californian - 5/4/08
By Robert Price
Rationing is an unpleasant word. It conjures up images of angry mobs pillaging relief trucks and humanitarian workers abandoning their distribution stations and running for their lives.
The word sounds considerably more palatable through the prism of the American experience. In fact, it has patriotic overtones.
No sugar, no coffee, no tires, no fuel oil? That'll be pretty tough, but our boys in uniform need those things. We can manage. READ MORE »
Proposition 84 and Proposition 1E Status Meetings
The California Department of Water Resources has scheduled three informational meetings on the status of the IRWM grant program. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested stakeholders with an update on the status of the IRWM Program and associated funding from Proposition 84 and Proposition 1E (Stormwater Flood Management grants). DWR Staff will also solicit informal input on program concepts. The agenda is embedded below. Meeting dates and locations are:
May 13, 2008 10 am
Elihu M Harris Building, Room 7 READ MORE »