Tuesday, May 17, 2016

H2O catalyst

America's water infrastructure requires a new mindset

Listeners from around the world joined the interactive H2O Catalyst broadcast to discuss America's water infrastructure. CIRCLE OF BLUE

H2O Catalyst

Circle of Blue

America's substantial water challenges are not secret any longer. Cities poisoned by lead-contaminated drinking water and toxic algae, along with crippling droughts and dwindling groundwater reserves make it increasingly clear that the nation's water systems urgently require an overhaul. That was the consensus view of experts convened last week in New York City during H2O Catalyst, an interactive town hall.

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Fishery agency slams Sen. Feinstein's drought bill

Water Deeply

The federal agency that manages fishing harvests along the Pacific Coast has criticized drought legislation proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, saying it will cause "irreparable harm" to salmon and the coastal communities that depend on fishing. The Pacific Fishery Management Council says the drought bill could harm salmon runs that support a $1.4 billion fishing industry and 23,000 jobs.

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Pajaro Valley OKs landmark groundwater rebate

Aptos Times

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency has approved a program for Recharge Net Metering, the first of its kind in California, as part of a comprehensive effort to improve groundwater conditions. The five-year pilot program will begin in October and be operated as a partnership.

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