Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Risks grow

New cases of Legionnaires' disease in Orange County

The number of reported Legionnaires’ disease cases has more than quadrupled since 2000. CDC

CDC

Circle of Blue & KABC Los Angeles

Public health authorities have known the causes and serious consequences of Legionnaires’ disease since 1976. A new cluster in Anaheim is the latest outbreak of the nation’s deadliest waterborne illness. Three more cases have been confirmed in Orange County a week after Disneyland shut down cooling towers due to the disease, which is spread by inhaling contaminated mist or steam.

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Timeline: The long history of Delta tunnels plan

Water Deeply

For more than 50 years, Californians have been considering new ways to move water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. A “Trans-Delta System” was suggested in 1957 to convey water around the Delta. In the 1960s, the idea of a “peripheral canal” emerged. Here’s a graphic look at the important milestones.

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UC seeks perspectives on wastewater treatment

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is conducting a research study on regulation and innovation in the wastewater sector. Results of this survey will be used to inform regulatory agencies of the varying effects of regulation on innovation. This information will help them structure their policies and practices in a way that facilitates innovation.

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