California Water 2.0: Administration secretaries highlight accomplishments, look ahead

Secretaries Laird, Rodriquez, and Ross share their vision for continued implementation of the California Water Action Plan Earlier this month, the Brown Administration teamed up with the Association of California Water Agencies to present California Water 2.0: What’s next for the California Water Action Plan?  The event, timed with the release of the newly updated plan, highlighted the progress made […]

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Governor Brown speaks at ACWA California Water 2.0 event about the Delta tunnels, drought, and climate change

It’s a very different world we live in, he says: “We can protect the natural systems, but we have to engineer our way forward” This morning, Governor Brown spoke at the ACWA event, California Water 2.0: What’s ahead for the California Water Action Plan. Here’s what he had to say: Thank you very much. This topic, water, is always timely, […]

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State Water Action Plan Updated to Reflect Two Years of Progress

Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Water Resources Tracked and Detailed From the California Natural Resources Agency: The Natural Resources Agency, Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Environmental Protection Agency today announced an updated California Water Action Plan that incorporates two years of significant progress toward sustainable water management and an implementation report that tracks and details that progress. The […]

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Secretary John Laird delivers update on California Water Action Plan at ACWA convention

Secretary Laird talks about how the administration is moving forward on Prop 1 funding, groundwater management, drought, the Delta, and more … At the ACWA Fall Conference held last week in Indian Wells, the keynote speaker for the Wednesday luncheon was Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird.  During his speech, Secretary Laird discussed how the administration is moving forward to […]

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Fran Spivy-Weber on sustainability initiatives and the California Water Action Plan

Fran Spivy-Weber talks about the statewide sustainability initiatives included in the California Water Action Plan, and ends with the suggestion that agencies be creative and give regulators a chance Frances Spivy-Weber, Vice-Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, was first appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board in 2007, reappointed and elected Vice-Chair of the Board in 2009, […]

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California Water Action Plan implementation coordination and progress; Integrating flood and ecosystem planning in the Yolo Bypass

Janelle Beland and Kris Tjernell from the California Natural Resources Agency brief the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee on the progress in implementing the California Water Action Plan and the efforts to integrate flood and ecosystem planning in the Yolo Bypass. The Delta Reform Act of 2009 created the Delta Stewardship Council and charged it with developing a comprehensive plan […]

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California Water Commission, part 2: An update on the implementation of the California Water Action Plan

At the July 16 meeting of the California Water Commission, Kris Tjernell, Special Assistant for Water Policy with the Natural Resources Agency, gave an update on the implementation of the California Water Action Plan. “Sustainable water management is the overarching goal for water policy in California, and there are a lot of definitions of what sustainable water management is,” began […]

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DWR’s Mark Cowin updates the California Water Commission on the drought, the water action plan, the BDCP, and groundwater management

At the February 19th meeting of the California Water Commission, Director of the Department of Water Resources Mark Cowin updated the Commission on the Department’s drought response, the California Water Action Plan, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and groundwater management. Drought response “These are pretty extraordinary times and I think the old adage is true, the greater the challenge, the […]

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Final California Water Action Plan released: Outlines the state’s near- and long-term water priorities

From the California Natural Resources Agency: “As California experiences one of the driest winters on record, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture released the final California Water Action Plan, laying out goals and vision for the next five years. The plan will guide state efforts to enhance water […]

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ACWA’s Town Hall meeting on the California Water Action Plan

With the draft California Water Action Plan expected to be finalized and released later this month, the Plan was a focus at the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) fall convention.  After hearing from Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, Secretary of Environmental Protection Matt Rodriquez who heads Cal-EPA, and Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross, […]

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