Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Funding gaps

New report: San Diego has huge infrastructure problem

Councilman Mark Kersey with the city's sidewalk assessment team. SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

UT San Diego

San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego got a clear picture Wednesday of how badly the city’s roads, sidewalks and other infrastructure has deteriorated during decades of neglect. City officials estimate $3.9 billion in repairs and upgrades are needed over the next five years, but that only $2.2 billion in funding is available. One area with the largest gap: stormwater upgrades.


Hinkley water cleanup proposal issued by state

San Bernardino Sun

State regulators have released a draft order for the partial cleanup of the world's largest contamination site for cancer-causing chromium-6. The final cleanup order is years away and it is anticipated the work to complete that task will span decades.


Sac State plans to launch new research institute

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento State plans to launch a new institute that will merge environmental science and policymaking, particularly concerning climate change and water-related issues that challenge California. Campus officials say the Institute for Water, Energy, Sustainability and Technology, or iWEST, will be up and running this fall.

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