All posts tagged "featured"

  • Obama Administration’s water plan
    Obama Administration’s water plan

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced their two-part strategy for water conservation.  Ideally, the administration wants to boost water sustainability by utilizing water-efficient and water reuse technologies as well as promoting and investing in research and development...

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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  • Water Waste Fines Coming to California
    Ballot measure seeks to fine water wasters

    A new ballot initiative, entitled “The California Water Conservation, Flood Control and Stormwater Management Act of 2016” was submitted to the Attorney General’s office for consideration during the 2016 election. The California State Association of Counties, the...

    • Posted December 18, 2015
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  • GAO: EPA violated law via social media campaign
    GAO: EPA violated law via social media campaign

    According to a letter from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated a handful of laws when they used social media as a means...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Nation’s largest desalination plant opens in San Diego County
    Nation’s largest desalination plant opens in San Diego County

    On Monday, officials in San Diego celebrated the completion of the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which is currently operational. The $1 billion project includes a 10-mile long pipeline to distribute water to San Diego County Water Authority’s customers...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • Soil: the answer to understanding the California drought?
    Soil: the answer to understanding the California drought?

    Researchers at the University of California at Riverside are being awarded $1.69 million over 3 years to study soil’s impact on the California drought. According to researchers, soil plays a vital role in how efficient crop watering is...

    • Posted December 15, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    California drought bill dead

    Members of Congress have fought over a drought bill for California for months. Negotiation between the two parties has been ongoing, until now. On Thursday, California Republicans said the bill is dead for the year. The California...

    • Posted December 14, 2015
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  • Ballot measure war over the Delta
    Ballot measure war over the Delta

    For months, Governor Jerry Brown has worked on his twin tunnels water project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a controversial project that would move water from the Delta to other parts of the Central Valley. Brown’s $15.5...

    • Posted December 13, 2015
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  • Egg injections: the key to saving California’s salmon population?
    Egg injections: the key to saving California’s salmon population?

    Because the California drought has had a significant impact on the salmon population throughout the state, environmentalists are taking drastic measures to save the species of fish. In a partnership between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and...

    • Posted December 12, 2015
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  • Rate increases on the table for Milpitas
    Rate increases on the table for Milpitas

    On Tuesday, the Milpitas City Council is expected to vote on a proposed water rate increase. The council heard the original proposal in early October. Should the council pass the proposal, residents would see varying rate increases...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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  • Brown and Caldwell
    Engineering firm recognized for replacing aging infrastructure

    Brown and Caldwell, the largest engineering consulting firm dedicated to the United States environmental sector, was recently recognized for their rehabilitation of the Orange County Sanitation District’s aging infrastructure. The firm upgraded two sewer force mains in...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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