Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Century mark

Why some agencies are writing 100-year water plans

Water 2120: Securing Our Water Future. ALBUQUERQUE BERNALILLO COUNTY WATER UTILITY AUTHORITY

ABCWUA

Water Deeply

It's common for water agencies to develop plans looking 20 to 40 years ahead, or in some cases 50 to 60 years. But climate change is causing water managers to think long term about their resources. One utility in Albuquerque, N.M., has formulated a blueprint to direct water procurement, protection and use for the next century. Several other Western agencies are planning well in advance, but that's not without its headaches.

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Stanislaus tries a fix to keep away dump pollution

Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County will try a new groundwater treatment system to keep the former Geer Road landfill from polluting the Tuolumne River and nearby wells. The county will pay a Southern California contractor $1.74 million to build the groundwater extraction and treatment equipment at the old landfill on the north side of the Tuolumne River, about a mile northeast of Hughson.

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Australian floats a solution to state's water woes

Porterville Recorder

A global water policy strategist from Australia has been in Tulare County conducting a series of high-level presentations and workshops about the advantages of adopting a groundwater sharing system that he has designed for California. Professor Michael Young is the architect of the Australian water-sharing system that has secured the future of water for Australian farmers.

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