- John Rossi, General Manager at Western Municipal Water District, announces his year-end retirement
- Two CWA Members participate in NARUC Summer Policy Summit in San Diego
- Foothill Municipal Water District announces September 23 water celebration at Descanso Gardens
- Halla Razak appointed as Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s new General Manager effective Dec. 1
- Workshop for mercury-impaired reservoirs operators, owners scheduled for Oct. 11
All posts tagged "legislation"
California Assembly tackles water storage
California Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced a bill, which would use part of the $7.12 billion Water Bond money from Proposition 1, to expedite a couple of water storage projects. The bill would set aside $2.7 billion...
- Posted January 23, 2016
Sen. Feinstein releases draft of drought bill
Yesterday afternoon, Senator Dianne Feinstein released a draft of her bill, known as the Emergency Drought Relief Act. The bill aims at supplying Californians with both short-term and long-term solutions to deal with the California drought. “This bill...
- Posted January 22, 2016
State Water Board Proposes Extended Regulations
Late last Friday the State Water Resources Control Board released their draft emergency conservation regulations that extend the existing urban water use restrictions through October 31, 2016 with some slight modifications. Local water suppliers have raised many...
- Posted January 19, 2016
California Congressional Representatives Encourage BLM to reconsider its controversial Cadiz pipeline guidance
Before leaving Washington for Christmas break, nine Members of Congress sent a letter to Neil Kornze, the Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), encouraging him to reconsider the agency’s recent guidance regarding the Cadiz Water...
- Posted January 15, 2016
Governor Brown’s water budget proposal comes under fire
On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown outlined his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Although Brown has set aside a one-time sum of $323 million to address the California drought, some water experts believe more could be done....
- Posted January 10, 2016
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
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
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
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
Omnibus spending bill negotiations to impact California’s water
As Congress negotiates the omnibus spending bill, legislators are beginning to question the policy riders that are showing up in the bill. Republicans have tried to remove Democrats’ policy riders that would protect the EPA’s Endangered Species...
- Posted December 6, 2015