WEEKLY WATER NEWS DIGEST for December 2 through 7

A list of posts published on Maven’s Notebook this week …

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This week’s featured articles …

ACWA CONFERENCE: Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth on the Department’s efforts to confront the challenges ahead

Karla Nemeth was appointed Director of the California Department of Water Resources by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on January 10, 2018. As the Director, she oversees DWR operations, including maintaining the California State Water Project, managing floodwaters, monitoring dam safety, conducting habitat restoration, and providing technical assistance and funding for projects for local water needs.

At the fall conference of the Association of California Water Agencies held last week in San Diego, Director Nemeth opened the conference with a speech highlighting how the Department is retooling to confront the challenges ahead.  In her speech, Ms. Nemeth discussed the challenges of a changing climate, efforts to recruit talented young people to the workforce, investments in new technologies to improve water management, and support for integrated water management.

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In water news this week from around the web …

WEEKEND DAILY DIGEST: Trump Administration attempts to take control of California water deliveries; Huge Delta water deal backed by Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown, Kevin McCarthy; Monitoring water quality after wildfires; Initial State Water Project allocation set at 10%; A Request to Streamline Federal Document Purges Has Researchers on Edge; Advance in storm forecasting allows Lake Mendocino to hold more winter runoff; Arizona makes progress on Colorado River drought plan; and more … READ IT HERE:  Weekend Daily Digest

MONDAY: California to be first stop of next cross-country US winter storm; An invasive, elusive 20-pound rodent threatens California agriculture; Nevada County: Public chimes in on issues at Plan for Water meeting; Under Santa Cruz wharf, a robot watches for algal blooms; Water pipes keep pace with vigorous Santa Clarita Valley home construction; Erosion closes Dana Point Beach, Stoking Fears About Future Of Other Facilities; Dire warnings for Arizona, the Southwest included in new federal climate report  READ IT HERE:  Wednesday’s Daily Digest

TUESDAY: Feinstein, McCarthy push rider to fund California storage plans; America’s second biggest levee system is keeping Sacramento dry – for now; Balancing the public benefits of drones with privacy protection; The Riddle of the Roaming Plastics; Fortuna council receives update on Potter Valley Project; Company sand mining in San Francisco Bay sparks ‘sand wars’; Santa Monica will stop using imported water by 2023, three years behind schedule; and more … READ IT HERE:  Tuesday’s Daily Digest

WEDNESDAY: Let it flow: In about-face, state breaks and shifts levees to restore natural floodplains; This river is too toxic to touch, and people live right next to it; Canal project complements Sites Reservoir; Legal alert: U.S. Supreme Court Limits Agency Discretion Under ESA; Millennium Tower homeowners propose $100 million solution to sinking problem; Monterey: Human right to water declaration to be considered by Board of Supervisors; and more … READ IT HERE:  Wednesday’s Daily Digest

THURSDAY: Snowpack off to a great start this season; Tiny salamanders could stand in the way of Shasta Dam raise project; Jerry Brown’s new water deal is not certain; Climate Assessment Indicates Serious Changes For The San Joaquin Valley; Will more permits to chop down Christmas trees help thin California’s forests and prevent wildfires?; The surprise reincarnation of Owens Lake; Arizona’s CAP could act on drought plan at Thursday meeting; and more … READ IT HERE:  Thursday’s Daily Digest

FRIDAY: Trump Rule Would Limit E.P.A.’s Control Over Water Pollution; California prepares ‘retreat’ policy for beach homes; In the World of Water, Women Are Increasingly Claiming Center Stage; Farm Bureau president says water rights will be priority for 2019; Wildfires: The latest chapter of Trump vs. California; To share or not to share: Tribes risk exploitation when sharing climate change solutions; Exploring the ecosystem of the US-Mexico border; Central Arizona Project Board votes to support drought contingency plan; and more …  READ IT HERE:  Friday’s Daily Digest

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