Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Connecting the drops

How legislators can create path to water sustainability

New bills introduced by California lawmakers will help the state deal with water extremes of both flood and drought. WATER DEEPLY

Water Deeply

Water Deeply

A wet winter doesn't mean the end to California's water issues. That's why a number of new bills proposed by state legislators will be essential to help tackle some of the state's long-term water concerns. Kirsten James of Water Deeply takes a look at two bills being considered right now in the state Legislature that could make real strides in conserving local water: AB 1667 and SB 740.

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Where West states rank on water rights transfers

Stanford University

A new report from Stanford's Water in the West program assesses progress among states in the Colorado River Basin with respect to water rights transfers, a legal tool that enables water rights holders to voluntarily transfer their water to rivers, streams and wetlands to benefit the environment and potentially generate revenue.

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Hawaii vulnerable to rising sea level, UH study says

Big Island Now

New research from the University of Hawaii at Manoa reveals a large part of the heavily urbanized area of Honolulu and Waikiki, Hawaii is at risk of flooding. Researchers developed a computer model to simulate flood scenarios in the urban core as sea level rises 3 feet, as is projected for this century.

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