Thursday, April 27, 2017


State rescinds remaining mandatory conservation rules

Making Water Conservation A California Way of Life: Implementing Executive Order B-37-16.

Sacramento Bee & Association of California Water Agencies

First the drought ended. Now the last vestiges of mandatory conservation rules are over, too. State Water Resources Control Board Executive Director Tom Howard on Wednesday rescinded the water supply "stress test" requirements and remaining mandatory conservation standards for urban water suppliers. Californians are still prohibited from engaging in "wasteful practices," such as hosing down sidewalks.


A ‘quick yes’ on Delta twin tunnels? Not so fast

Stockton Record

Proposed changes to a plan to guide the Delta have advocates on red alert, as they worry that the new language locks in Gov. Jerry Brown’s $15 billion twin tunnels. The revised plan does not explicitly endorse the California WaterFix; however, it does promote building one or more new intakes to pump water from the Delta, with a new underground conveyance system.


Stanford seeks agencies' input on IRWM survey

Association of California Water Agencies

The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University is conducting a research study on Integrated Regional Water Management and is asking California water agencies to participate in an online survey aimed at identifying factors that affect the experiences and outcomes of the collaborative process.