News Worth Noting: Save Our Water launches “Californians Don’t Waste” campaign, Delta Stewardship Council newsletter, Infrastructure funding fair, and EPA awards $60K to Santa Monica for stormwater project

save our waterSave Our Water launches ‘Californians Don’t Waste’ outdoor advertisements to tackle drought:  “Save Our Water–a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is launching a statewide outdoor media campaign to bring awareness to and educate Californians on how to save water every day.  In tackling the worst drought in a generation, the campaign captures Californians’ spirit of conservation delivering the message through simple, yet eye-catching billboards, which appeals to the Californian ethic–we are Californians and we don’t waste. The paid media campaign comes as California moves into the driest months and summer fire season. In recognition of the impact the drought could have on fire season, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. commemorated May as Save Our Water Month, writing in a letter , “As California approaches the summer fire season in the throes of a drought, I call on all Californians to take a thoughtful approach to water usage and conservation.” … ”  Read more here:  Save Our Water launches ‘Californians Don’t Waste’ outdoor advertisements to tackle drought

DSCLogoDelta Stewardship Council newsletter now online:  This month’s articles include Jessica Pearson named new Executive Officer of the Council, a report from the inaugural Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee meeting, an update on the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program, Suisun Marsh Management Plan, and a Dutch student pens an article on two Deltas, two views of adaptive management.  Read the newsletter here:  April 2014 Delta Stewardship Council Newsletter

waterboard_logoState Water Board to host infrastructure funding fair:  “The State Water Resources Control Board, along with six partner agencies, will host a California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Funding Fair in Sacramento on May 28th. The fair, which will take place in the Coastal Room of the Cal/EPA building, 1001 I Street in Sacramento, will offer public works and local government representatives the opportunity to learn about current available funding for infrastructure projects. These include, but are not limited to, projects involving drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, water quality, water supply, water conservation, energy efficiency, flood management, community facilities, streets and highways, and emergency response vehicles. … ”  Read more here:  State Water Board to host free infrastructure funding fair

epa-logoEPA Awards the City of Santa Monica $60,000 to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced approximately $60,000 to help the City of Santa Monica design a stormwater diversion system that will be used to reduce runoff, protect water quality, and replace potable water used to irrigate parkland. “By investing in green infrastructure, Santa Monica is taking another step towards its goal of eliminating the use of imported water by 2020,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Its project to reuse stormwater will reduce water pollution and create jobs at the same time.”  With these funds, EPA will provide technical support to the City of Santa Monica for the design of a stormwater diversion, storage, and treatment system that will harvest urban runoff from an underground storm drain, and use it for irrigation, replacing potable water. The project will help the City enhance its local water supply and help reduce imported water.  … ”  Read more from the EPA here: EPA Awards the City of Santa Monica $60,000 to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change

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