- Reclamation Announces Funding Opportunity for Cost-Effective Desalination and Water Purification
- San Diego Foundation Awards $364,000 to Six Agencies to Assist with Diminishing Water Supplies
- Department of Water Resources Enlists New Wildfire Prevention Staff – Goats and Sheep
- Stored Water Provides Strong Start to Water Year 2020
- Oilfield Activities in Western Kern County are Increasing Groundwater Salinity
All posts tagged "legislation"
Governor Signs Bill to Increase the Use of Stream Gages for Better Water Management
Senate Bill 19, authored by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-District 3-Napa), was recently signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The legislation will require the Department of Water Resources (DWR), following an appropriation of funds by the Legislature, to...
- Posted October 6, 2019
Investment in Friant-Kern Canal, authored by Sen. Melissa Hurtado, Extended into a Two-Year Bill
Senate Bill 559, written to secure California’s water supply by setting up a policy framework to invest in the Friant-Kern Canal, failed to reach a vote on the Senate floor before the Sept. 13 legislative deadline. The...
- Posted September 13, 2019
New State Law Will Require Additional Review of Water Transfers in the Mojave Desert, Targets Cadiz Water Project
Legislation authored by Sen. Richard Roth (D-31st District-Riverside) and signed last week by California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to require additional review of the Cadiz Water Project by various state agencies effective Jan. 1, 2020. Adding...
- Posted August 8, 2019
Gov. Newsom Signs AB 1220 Safeguarding Central Basin MWD’s Seats on Metropolitan’s BOD
Legislation by Assembly Member Cristina Garcia (D-58th District-Downey) which sought to ensure that Central Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD) maintained its two seats on the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California Board of Directors (BOD) was...
- Posted August 4, 2019
Fresno County’s Tombstone Territory Home to Signing of Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Bill
Tombstone Territory, a small community one mile outside of Sanger in Fresno County was the site of Wednesday’s signing of the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Bill by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Some of the residents of...
- Posted July 26, 2019
CA Senator Harris Introduces $250 Billion Water Justice Act to Address National Water Crisis
On Monday, California’s junior senator, Kamala Harris (D-CA), introduced the Water Justice Act, landmark legislation calling for the U.S. to invest $250 billion in water safety, affordability, and sustainability. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI 5th District-Flint) and Rep....
- Posted July 25, 2019
Renewed Bipartisan Water Resources Research Amendments Act Introduced by CA’s Josh Harder
California Representative Josh Harder (D-10th District-Modesto) and three other U.S. Representatives recently introduced legislation for a renewed Water Resources Research Amendments Act (WRRAA) which was originally passed in 1964 but expired in 2011. The WRRAA would create...
- Posted July 19, 2019
Continuation of Drought Legislation Sought by Bipartisan Western Senators
Four western senators are looking to build on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) 2016 California drought legislation that was included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. Senators Feinstein, Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ.)...
- Posted June 27, 2019
Funding for Atmospheric Rivers Research and Stormwater Capture Approved by CA Legislature
Legislation authored by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-3rd District -Napa), along with Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-2nd District-Santa Rosa), for funding to research and better understand and forecast atmospheric rivers for improved flood control and water retention has been...
- Posted June 17, 2019
Congressman Josh Harder Presses for Answers Regarding TCE Water Contamination in Ripon
Pointing to the recent closure of a local drinking water well and claiming an increase in local childhood cancers, Congressman Josh Harder (D- 10th District-Modesto) has asked both state and regional water boards for answers after residents...
- Posted June 6, 2019