Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Leading the way

WRF's new Blueprint for One Water guides agencies

WRF

Water Research Foundation

The Water Research Foundation has released the Blueprint for One Water, a practical guide for agencies seeking to manage water resources holistically and sustainably. Brown and Caldwell developed the blueprint, which was sponsored by WRF, with input from over 800 water professionals who participated in an international survey, more than 10 one-on-one interviews, and a two-day international workshop with 35 water professionals.

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Storms add 350B gallons to parched reservoirs

Mercury News

The powerful storms that soaked Northern California over the past week did more than trigger power outages, mudslides and flash floods. They sent roughly 350 billion gallons of water pouring into California's biggest reservoirs — boosting their storage to levels not seen in years, forcing dam operators to release water to reduce flood risks and all but ending the five-year drought across much of Northern California, even though it remains in the south.

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Statewide analysis looks at effects of the drought

Pacific Institute

The first statewide analysis of the impacts of the drought on California's most vulnerable communities provides information to advocate and inform policymakers and other decision-makers in crafting more effective drought response strategies, particularly to address the needs of the state's most vulnerable communities.

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