Website news: Maven named one of nine Californians ‘who play a key role in California water policy”

A big thank you to Debra Kahn over at E&E Publishing for including me on a list of California water all-stars:  I’m listed there, along with Felicia Marcus, Tom Birmingham, Tim Quinn, Ellen Hanak, Joe del Bosque, Kate Poole, Peter Gleick, and Laurel Firestone.  What an incredible honor!  Suffice it to say, I’ve come a long way since 2007 when I was merely ‘the water blogger’.

Of course, I couldn’t have done it without all of you, so thank you for being a reader of Maven’s Notebook!

Here’s the article from E&E Publishing:

After four years of a crushing drought, Californians are hoping El Niño storms bring relief this winter.

But whether they replenish the state’s reservoirs and rebuild its crucial snowpack remains to be seen, with many experts cautioning that the state’s water deficit is too severe to be resolved in one rainy year.

So 2016 promises to be another critical year in California water policy centering on politically charged discussions of whether Gov. Jerry Brown (D) will extend urban conservation mandates and succeed in dramatically reshaping Northern California’s water infrastructure with the construction of two 30-mile-long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta. … Below are nine players who stand poised to have a significant influence on California water this year. …

Continue reading at E&E Publishing here: 9 Californians who play key roles in water policy

 

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