Thursday, May 25, 2017

Strategy shift

How one water agency thrived during state's drought

Moulton Niguel changed its outreach strategy to use more electronic communication with customers.

Water Deeply

Now that California has come through the worst of its recent five-year drought, it's time to take stock of what went wrong — and what went right. Leaders from Moulton Niguel Water District in Southern California explain how they used a combination of tools, including data analysis, budget-based rates and communication changes, to successfully weather the drought.


New page, video tell story of Bay-Delta Science

Delta Stewardship Council

At its core the State of Bay-Delta Science is a collection of papers that represents a synthesis of the current scientific understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. A new interactive webpage offers more depth and clarity, and all six of the related seminars by the report's contributors are available for viewing.


U.S. water agency pivots, courts private investors

Circle of Blue

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials face a conundrum: Its assets (dams and canals) are aging. Maintenance costs are rising. Rural water projects approved decades ago are billions of dollars away from completion. So the agency is taking a different path: public-private partnerships, or P3s.