DAILY DIGEST

A daily compilation of California water news and commentary from around the state and the nation.

DAILY DIGEST, 9/18: First water futures contract is coming with the West on fire; Experts say drought, wildfire risk to persist across much of US this fall; If California won’t enact a plastic waste overhaul, will anyone?; Water wars at the Supreme Court: ‘It’s only going to get worse’; and more …

-- In California water news today ... CME’s first water futures contract is coming with the West on fire "If the record heat and wildfires ravaging California weren’t a clear enough sign that the cli... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, 9/16: Past wildfires offer future roadmap for forest management’s effects on water; Creek Fire ignites fire management debate over dead trees; CSPA asks San Francisco water agency to withdraw voluntary agreement; Water shortages in US West likelier than previously thought; and more …

-- On the calendar today ... WEBINAR: The Brown Act: The People’s Business and the Right to Access from 10am to 11:30am. In this Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar, attorneys Lauren Langer and Alber... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, 9/15: Senators to discuss bipartisan take on reducing fire risks; AR update/weather pattern shift coming; Monterey fight over desalination is now about environmental justice; How can California make water data work for decision makers?; and more …

-- On the calendar today ... The State Water Board meets beginning at 9:30am. Agenda items include Board actions and responses to COVID-19, Water quality regulatory fees, Central Valley Irrigated Lan... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, 9/14: Extraordinary heat, rare summer snow brought unprecedented West Coast firestorms; Western wildfires damage, contaminate drinking water systems; A rebuilt Paradise nervously watches the horizon; Pandemic, unpaid bills test utilities’ social justice vows; and more …

-- In California water news today ... Extraordinary heat, rare summer snow brought unprecedented West Coast firestorms "The West Coast had just experienced a record-shattering heat wave when news cam... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, 9/11: La Niña is back. What does that mean for California’s drought?; Scientists predict heavy flood events over the Sierra with climate change; Los Vaqueros Reservoir expansion moves ahead; ‘Fire-breathing dragon of clouds’ over Creek Fire; and more …

-- On the calendar today ... Groundwater Replenishment System Virtual Tour from 12pm to 1:30pm The Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) is the world’s largest water purification system for indirec... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, 9/10: Climate change may bring unexpected benefits to the Delta; CA’s four water entities: what’s the difference?; Lawmakers plead for federal help as Western fires rage; 6 Western states blast Utah plan to tap Colorado River water; and more …

-- On the calendar today ... FREE WEBINAR: What is Integrated Regional Water Management? from 10am to 12:15pm As a preview to the Statewide Virtual Summit, “Ensuring Equitable Engagement in Regional ... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, 9/9: Making the most of water for the environment; DWR releases draft Guidebook for 2020 Urban Water Management Plans; Newsom: ‘No patience for climate change deniers’ amid historic wildfires; Nation’s largest solar farm approved for Tulare County; and more …

-- On the calendar today ... DELTA SCIENCE NEEDS: Pre-workshop virtual discussion series from 9:15am to 10:30am The final session on September 9 will kickoff at 9:15 AM via Microsoft Teamswith a pane... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, weekend/holiday edition: Climate change could deliver more sediment and pollution to the Bay-Delta; Rep. TJ Cox introduces Western Water Storage Infrastructure Act; MID-funded documentary explores fishery issues on Tuolumne River; If a forest burns in a fire, does it return to normal?; and more …

  In California water news this weekend ... Climate change could deliver more sediment and pollution to the San Francisco Bay-Delta "Climate change could deliver more silt, sand and pollution to... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, 9/3: EPA opens new Western office to deal with mine cleanup; The impact of Groundwater Sustainability Plans on domestic wells; ‘Dangerous heat’ forecast for California over Labor Day weekend; Wildfire suppression efforts are more aggressive than ever, but is there an ecological cost?; and more …

-- On the calendar today ... VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program from 10am to 12pm. On July 31, 2020, DWR announced a 45-day public comment period for the Draft SGM Gra... Read More...

DAILY DIGEST, 9/1: Legislature kills last-ditch bill with funding for Friant-Kern Canal, narrowly rejects restrictions on plastics; Delta Council Chair Tatayon recuses herself from Delta Conveyance proceedings; Microplastics – They’re everywhere; and more …

-- On the calendar today ... ONLINE MEETING: The State Water Resources Control Board meets beginning at 9:30am. Main agenda item is Consideration of Adoption of the proposed Amendment to the Water Qu... Read More...