Governor Brown speaks at ACWA California Water 2.0 event about the Delta tunnels, drought, and climate change

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It’s a very different world we live in, he says: “We can protect the natural systems, but we have to engineer our way forward” This morning, Governor Brown spoke at the ACWA event, California Water 2.0: What’s ahead for the California Water Action Plan. Here’s what he had to say: Thank you very much. This topic, water, is always timely, […]

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Greener Products for Bluer Waters: California’s Safer Consumer Regulations

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New regulations shift responsibility to manufacturers to seek safer alternatives for harmful ingredients in consumer products The Safer Consumer Products regulations are the first of a kind, offering California the opportunity to lead the way in producing safer versions of goods already in demand around the world.  The regulations, which took effect in October of 2013,  require manufacturers or other responsible […]

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Bruce Babbitt: Water in the West: Then and Now

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The former US Secretary of the Interior shares his thoughts on groundwater management, the Delta, and more … At the Association of California Water Agencies fall conference held last week, the keynote speaker for the luncheon was former U. S. Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt. During his speech, he talked about implementing the state’s new groundwater legislation, as well […]

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Secretary John Laird delivers update on California Water Action Plan at ACWA convention

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Secretary Laird talks about how the administration is moving forward on Prop 1 funding, groundwater management, drought, the Delta, and more … At the ACWA Fall Conference held last week in Indian Wells, the keynote speaker for the Wednesday luncheon was Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird.  During his speech, Secretary Laird discussed how the administration is moving forward to […]

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Memorial Day, 2015: Remembering Dorothy Green

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Environmental activist and founder of Heal the Bay is remembered for her warm spirit and tremendous contributions In a continuing series this year of special holiday-themed commentaries, Maven’s Notebook fondly remembers the legacy of Dorothy Green. Dorothy Green was an environmental activist and grassroots organizer extraordinaire, considered an inspiration and visionary to all who knew her. She is perhaps most […]

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Assemblymember Marc Levine on California Water: The state legislature’s perspective

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The Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee talks about the current drought, Prop 1 funds, and what water legislation is on the horizon for the legislature in 2015 At the 2015 ACWA Spring Conference, the speaker for the opening breakfast was Assemblymember Marc Levine, who has been the representative for 10th Assembly District, comprised of Marin County […]

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Governor Brown addresses ACWA Convention: “All the things that I do here are because they are problems and we need to deal with them. And if I don’t deal with it, somebody else will have to.”

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Governor Brown addresses ACWA convention, calling on California’s brain power and innovation to solve the state’s water issues, and touching on water conservation, almonds, and the tunnels, and more … At the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Spring Conference & Exhibition, held just last week in Sacramento, the lunch time speaker was Governor Jerry Brown. ACWA president John Coleman […]

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Capitol Weekly Water 2015: Senator Lois Wolk: ‘Drought is the new normal: We need to prepare for it and our policies have to reflect that.’

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In her keynote address at Capitol Weekly’s Water 2015 conference, Senator Lois Wolk says drought is the new normal and calls for wise spending of Prop 1 funds, more data gathering Capitol Weekly’s 2015 conference on water was held in Sacramento on February 24th. It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day – one in a series of similar days […]

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Pat Mulroy to California: Fix the Bay Delta

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Keynote speaker Pat Mulroy opens California Water Policy Conference with a stern warning: California must fix the Bay Delta, because what happens in the Delta matters in Denver The California Water Policy Conference, now in its 24th year, opened on March 19th with keynote speaker Pat Mulroy.  The former general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Ms. Mulroy is […]

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