Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

New framework

Panel suggests changes to EPA water affordability rules

Developing a New Framework for Community Affordability of Clean Water Services. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

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Circle of Blue

In a highly anticipated report, a panel chartered by Congress recommends that the EPA revise how it appraises financial burdens when communities are required to upgrade water and sewer systems. If the EPA accepts the revisions, it could change permitting and enforcement of municipalities under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. That means communities would have more time to complete required projects.

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Poll sizes up West's views on key water issues

Water Deeply

What do Westerners think about water issues? What worries them? What policies do they support? Where is there consensus and division? To answer these questions, the Water Foundation recently commissioned a survey of voters in 12 Western states, from California to Colorado. One key takeaway: While most agree that water supplies are becoming less predictable, they also think there's enough water for everyone.

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Creative solutions to save vital Arizona river

Water Deeply

The signature mantra of water law in the West – “use it or lose it” – is ingrained in just about every farmer’s brain. So, in 2008, when an Oregon hydrologist tasked by the Nature Conservancy came to protect the Verde River, irrigators were suspicious. "Replenish" details Kim Schonek's initiative of trust and technology that inspired farmers to leave more water in the Verde.

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