Thursday, March 24, 2016

Water's day

White House rallies corporate investment in water supplies; California agencies highlighted at summit

In honor of World Water Day, the White House hosts a Water Summit in South Court Auditorium to shine a spotlight on the importance of cross-cutting, creative solutions to solving the water problems of today. WHITE HOUSE / YOU TUBE

White House

McClatchy & Association of California Water Agencies

The White House unveiled several billion dollars’ worth of corporate commitments to water research and development Tuesday at a first-of-its-kind summit. Several ACWA members were among the nearly 200 water experts that attended the summit, which featured innovative projects from California water agencies.

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New dispute erupts over Delta tunnels project

Sacramento Bee

A potentially major new fight has erupted over Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two huge tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and this time the protests are coming from a group of farmers that wants the tunnels built.

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Feds warn of new climate threat to water supplies

San Francisco Chronicle

The Obama administration underscored the threat of climate change to Western water supplies Tuesday, releasing a new report that projects less snowpack in the mountains and reduced flows in major rivers — all of which spells a much drier future for places such as California.

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