Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Obama Administration: Increasing Investment in U.S. Roads, Ports and Drinking Water Systems Through Innovative Financing

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From the White House press office: Building a 21st-century infrastructure is a critical component of the Administration’s efforts to accelerate economic growth, expand opportunity, create jobs and improve the competitiveness of the American economy. As part of this effort, President Obama launched the Build America Investment Initiative in July 2014, calling on federal agencies to find new ways to increase […]

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

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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 out there! For weather and […]

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

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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 extensive coverage of meetings and […]

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

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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 line:  “Everyone needs to do […]

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The internet guide to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

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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.  Those documents will then be […]

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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

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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, by nature, the distribution of […]

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Website news: Coming up this week, plus it’s your choice … what should I work on next … ?

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Okay, readers, my list is long and there’s only one of me, so I have decided to see what you would be most interested in reading next. But first, here’s what’s coming up this week on the Notebook: The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series will be continuing.  On Monday, Tim Quinn and Jay Ziegler discussing restoration, economics, and infrastructure […]

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Website notes: Old format returns, plus what to expect this week

Old website format returns … Thank you to all who submitted comments about the different website format.  Comments were running significantly more thumbs-down then thumbs-up, so I have returned it back to it’s previous layout. I have had website envy ever since Legal Planet gave their site a makeover, as I really like how their stories lay out on the […]

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