Tag Archive: Mark Cowin

Oct 21 2013

Maven’s Minutes: Santa Clara Valley Water District workshop: A statewide perspective on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

On October 11, the Santa Clara Valley Water District held a workshop on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which featured a panel that included Mark Cowin, the Director of the Department of Water Resources; Sandra Schubert, the Undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and Dr. David Sunding, professor of economics at UC …

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Jun 04 2013

Maven’s Minutes from the press conference: Natural Resources Agency releases remaining draft BDCP documents; includes costs, benefits, and funding information

Using the Silicon Valley as a backdrop, the Brown Administration held a press conference and media call on May 30th to discuss the release of the final chapters of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which include the highly anticipated information on the costs and the benefits of the Plan, as well as the details …

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Apr 04 2013

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

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 …

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Feb 04 2013

Monday blog roundup: Bloggers discuss the BDCP, the Delta Plan, regulated rivers, groundwater, and more

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Conversation ran the gamut last week in the blogosphere: DWR’s Mark Cowin on where we stand with the BDCP: Acknowledging the that the BDCP process has been long, complicated, and expensive, as well as testing everyone’s collective patience, Mr. Cowin says the BDCP has made some real progress since Jerry Brown’s announcement in July.  The …

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Oct 19 2012

Maven's Minutes: The Senate Select Committee hearing: The Next Decade in the Delta

On Monday, October 15th, Senator Lois Wolk, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability, held a hearing at the Contra Costa County Administration Building in Martinez. The hearing, titled “The Next Decade in the Delta”, highlighted the efforts and successes of recent Delta stakeholder coalitions. Calling it a step forward, Senator …

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Sep 12 2012

Maven's Minutes: DWR Director Cowin gives a BDCP update and discusses SWP maintenance issues at Metropolitan board meeting

At the September 11, 2012 board meeting of the Metropolitan Water District, Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin gave an update on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan and discussed ongoing operations and maintenance issues regarding the State Water Project. BAY-DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN UPDATE Calling the BDCP process long, complicated, and expensive, Mr. Cowin said they …

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