Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Strength in numbers

How the S.F. Bay Area is building regional resiliency

BARR Drought Mitigation Measures. BAY AREA REGIONAL RELIABILITY

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Water Research Foundation | Advances in Water Research

An innovative group of agencies has been working together to identify and implement regional solutions for improving water supply reliability for the more than 6 million residents and thousands of businesses and industries in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2015, eight utilities officially launched the Bay Area Regional Reliability partnership.

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Deep drought stirred action on right-to-water law

Circle of Blue

Although the nation's first state law to assure the human right to safe water was enacted in California in 2012, not much happened immediately afterward. The law existed in a dormant state, like a seed waiting for a storm. The storm eventually came, but, as it happened, it was a lack of rain that brought the seed to flower.

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Can eelgrass help state fight acidity in the ocean?

Orange County Register

Researchers are using seagrass from Newport Beach and other locations across the state to see if the salt-water flowering plant can fight ocean acidity, which they say could possibly curb the effects of climate change.

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