Tag Archives: California Water Plan

The California Water Plan: Roadmap for Action

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DWR’s Kamyar Guivetchi presents the California Water Plan, touching on the importance of integrated water management; the nexus between the California Water Plan and the California Water Action Plan; the three overarching themes of integration, alignment and investment; and the plan’s “Roadmap for Action.” At the December meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Council members were given an overview on […]

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This just in … DWR releases the initial volumes and highlights of the California Water Plan

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From the California Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released the Highlights booklet and initial volumes of the latest  edition of the California Water Plan, which since 1957 has guided the State’s water resource management and planning.  Update 2013 of the California Water Plan is State government’s strategic plan for understanding, managing and developing […]

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California Water Plan, Update 2013: The California Water Commission receives a preview of the soon-to-be-released plan

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At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, commission members heard an update on the soon-to-be-released update of the California Water Plan, the state’s long-term strategic plan for guiding the management and development of water resources. The California Water Plan describes current water resource conditions, identifies potential future conditions and the factors driving those changes, recognizes the challenges and […]

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A primer on Delta and statewide planning projects

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With the release of the Governor’s California Water Action Plan, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of planning processes currently underway. Just how many?  It’s easy to lose count.  Currently, there are three major planning efforts focused on the Delta: The Delta Plan, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan.  The […]

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California Water Plan releases draft regional reports for public review

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The release of the public review draft of the California Water Plan is complete today with the posting of the twelve draft regional reports. The California Water Plan is the long-term comprehensive plan for guiding the management and development of the state’s water resources.  It is developed and informed by stakeholders, government agencies and tribal entities, as well as a […]

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California Water Plan releases Volume 3, Resource Management Strategies; Urban water use efficiency and recycled water identified as best options for increasing available water supplies

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When it comes to options to increase our available water supplies, urban water use efficiency and recycled water together have the potential to add another 5.4 MAF per year of water supply benefits  – which is roughly the same amount delivered by the State Water Project and Central Valley Project on average per year, according to the latest volume of […]

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First volume of the California Water Plan available for public review

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The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is often criticized for not being comprehensive enough because it doesn’t consider other actions that could be taken such as desalination, or other statewide or regional needs such as water storage.  Perhaps it’s the huge price tag or the over 40,000 pages that makes it seem like it should be more; however, the Bay […]

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Maven’s Minutes: California Water Policy Seminar Series presents Mark Cowin: “What’s so Funny ‘bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?”

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The Director of the Department of Water Resources, Mark Cowin, was the final speaker in the California Water Policy Seminar Series which concluded on March 18, 2013.  Mark Cowin has worked for over 30 years at the Department of Water Resources in a variety of positions, including Assistant Director for the CalFED program and as Deputy Director of Integrated Water […]

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