- California Department of Water Resources Announces Initial State Water Project Allocation
- DWR Releases Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative for Soil Investigations in the Delta
- Floodwater Diversions and Other High Flow Groundwater Capture Efforts Permitting Streamlined
- UC Davis Collected Drought-Surviving Pine Trees’ Seeds Years Ago, Now They’re Planting the Seedlings
- Has UC Riverside-led Team’s Discovery Found Hope for Crops Despite Frequently Occurring Drought?
All posts tagged "legislation"
Water Optimization for the West (WOW) Act Introduced to Provide Pathway to Water Abundance
California Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) and 11 members representing western states introduced legislation designed to reform water policy in the west earlier this week. The bill, H.R 5217, streamlines water districts’ contact renewals, expedites water transfers and...
- Posted November 23, 2019
New California Law Creates Path to Water and Wastewater Industry for Military Vets
State legislation allowing veterans to receive credit for their military education and experience when applying for civilian water and wastewater system operator certifications in California was recently signed. San Diego County Water Authority and the Otay Water...
- Posted October 18, 2019
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