Category Archive: Miscellaneous

Dec 19 2014

Friday Flashback: Groundwater Management Workshop: Sustainable Groundwater Management Panel

From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: Original publish date: April 28, 2014 On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. Groundwater is of critical important to the state, …

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Dec 12 2014

Satellites, river stage graphs, rainfall maps, atmospheric rivers, and more: Internet resources for watching the storm and waterways

Here are some internet resources where you can find information on weather conditions, river flows, and reservoirs that might be useful for watching the storm and its impacts from your computer. If you have an internet resource that you think would be a useful addition to this page, please send me an email. Be safe …

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Dec 12 2014

Friday Flashback: State Water Board workshop on urban conservation efforts, part 3: Urban water suppliers discuss allocation-based rate structures, rationing, and other drought management actions

From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: Original publish date: July 2, 2014 All this rain is great, and we sure hope it continues, but there are those that say we’re still likely to end up with another dry year.  Climate change could mean a lot more of these dry years, so urban conservation efforts will …

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Dec 01 2014

Support Maven’s Notebook and help make an impact on California water in 2015!

Dear readers: As the year draws to a close, I’d like to thank you for being a reader of Maven’s Notebook. I also want to talk a bit about the accomplishments this year, as well as look to the future. Maven’s Notebook readership continued to grow, reaching an all-time high in August. The detailed and …

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Nov 24 2014

Website notes: Holiday posting schedule, and changes on the way

Just wanted to let you know of a few things … Holiday posting schedule … somewhat lighter With the Thanksgiving holiday week upon us, the schedule here will be somewhat modified.  Yes, I am actually going to take some time off.  Long time readers know that this is highly unusual … but due to multiple …

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Nov 07 2014

Friday Flashback: California Water Policy Seminar Series: Jay Lund: Insurmountable Opportunities

From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: This post, based on a presentation by Professor Jay Lund, was the first in a series of California water policy seminars that has become an annual series hosted by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, and is also THE most popular presentation posted here on Maven’s Notebook. Here is …

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Oct 31 2014

Friday Flashback: Endangered species and drought: Can we break out of the Endangered Species Act death spiral?

From the archives of Maven’s Notebook: Original publish date:  May 20, 2014 Professor Peter Moyle, former Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes, Professor Richard Frank and others discuss the impact of the drought on the state’s endangered species In April of 2014, the UC Drought Science, Policy and Management Summit drew upon the extensive …

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Oct 17 2014

Website notes: Maven on the road, what to expect in the upcoming weeks …

I’m off on the road today, headed to the environmental lawyer’s conference in Yosemite.  I’m scheduled to be on a media panel on Sunday where I get to give advice to lawyers on how to deal with the crazies on the internet – seems I have some experience with that   From there, I’ll be …

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Oct 16 2014

Join the club and help support Maven’s Notebook!

Dear Readers, When I started this blog two and a half years ago, I have to admit, I didn’t have any expectation of what it would become; I only knew that I wanted to create an outlet that would comprehensively cover the world of California water, and do so in a way that hadn’t been …

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Aug 15 2014

Weekend reading: Living with Water Scarcity, Battling drought: The science of water management, and 40 maps that explain food production in the U.S.

If you’re looking for something different to spend reading on these last days of summer, here are some free (or nearly free) reads you might be interested in: Living with Water Scarcity David Zetland, economist and author of the popular blog, Aguanomics, has made his eBook, Living with Water Scarcity, a free download.  His bottom …

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Aug 10 2014

What’s on the calendar this week and beyond …

Time to open up those calendars and note any of these events that are of interest to you … Coming up this week …   ACWA’s Tim Quinn on the water bond: Monday, December 15, in Davis: Earlier this month, California voters passed Proposition 1, also known as the water bond. The proposition authorizes billions …

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Jul 16 2014

Join Maven in photographing the 2014 California drought

Shrunken reservoirs.  Shriveled streams.  Dead lawns and downed orchards. What are the impacts of the drought in your neighborhood?  Maven invites all interested photographers to get out in the field and photograph the California drought as you are experiencing it and seeing it happen. Send in your photos to be included in a special photo …

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Jun 16 2014

The internet guide to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

The comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan will draw to a close on July 29, reaching an important milestone on the road to a decision point.  Of course, we’re not there yet.  After the public comment period closes, the comments will be considered and the substantive comments responded to, and final documents prepared.  …

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Jun 09 2014

Miscellaneous notes: Take a Virtual Water Tour of California, DWR’s Apprenticeship Program, and a new water pricing interactive from the New CA Water Atlas

Take a virtual water tour around the state: There is no other state where water and economic development is so tightly woven together than here in California. Since the gold rush, water has been the engine that has promoted economic and social development in the state. Water is still a precious resource in California; however, …

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Jun 01 2014

The Sunday Best: Last week’s most popular posts and out-clicks

Last week’s most popular posts In her own words: Pat Mulroy: “Water management in the Wild West: Lessons Learned” Governor Brown announces appointments: Karla Nemeth appointed deputy secretary for water policy, Kristopher Tjernell appointed special assistant for water policy, and Susan Tatayon appointed to the Delta Stewardship Council This just in … State Water Board …

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