California Water Plan Update 2018: Managing water resources for sustainability

The draft of the update, just under 50 pages, is a much more trimmed down version of its predecessors and includes cost estimates and funding options; public comment period through January 21st Kamyar Guivetchi is with the California Department of Water Resources, Statewide Integrated Water Management Branch where one of the main activities is updating the California Water Plan every […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: DWR releases draft California Water Plan Update 2018 for public review; House passes Gibbs’ bipartisan bill to help communities comply with clean water standards; Water and climate update: Rain, snow, and wind target the Pacific Northwest

DWR Releases Draft California Water Plan Update 2018 For Public Review From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released the Public Review Draft of the California Water Plan Update 2018 . The draft plan presents a vision for greater collaboration in water management, with a focus on achieving long-term sustainability and improvements to public […]

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California Water Plan Update 2018: Envisioning Statewide Water Sustainability

The update to the California Water Plan will be a much shorter and more succinct document than it’s predecessors – and will be finalized by the end of 2018 The California Water Code establishes the California Water Plan as the guiding document for water management in the State.  The California Water Plan is updated by the Department of Water Resources […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: DWR releases A&E report for Water Plan Update 2018

Assumptions, estimates will guide plan’s creation From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released a draft of the Assumptions and Estimates (A&E) Report that presents key assumptions and estimates, data and data sources, and companion plans that will be considered for the preparation of the California Water Plan Update 2018 (Update 2018). Several key […]

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California Water Crisis: Solutions to wicked problems at massive scales

MWH Facilitator Lisa Buetler discusses how the California Water Plan is approaching California’s ‘wicked’ water problems California’s water system is dependent upon and inextricably intertwined with the variable hydrology, the environment, and the water infrastructure we have built, overlaid with our social values, the state’s economic vitality, and the legal institutions we have developed to deal with all of it. […]

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The California Water Plan: Roadmap for Action

DWR’s Kamyar Guivetchi presents the California Water Plan, touching on the importance of integrated water management; the nexus between the California Water Plan and the California Water Action Plan; the three overarching themes of integration, alignment and investment; and the plan’s “Roadmap for Action.” At the December meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, Council members were given an overview on […]

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This just in … DWR releases the initial volumes and highlights of the California Water Plan

From the California Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released the Highlights booklet and initial volumes of the latest  edition of the California Water Plan, which since 1957 has guided the State’s water resource management and planning.  Update 2013 of the California Water Plan is State government’s strategic plan for understanding, managing and developing […]

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California Water Plan, Update 2013: The California Water Commission receives a preview of the soon-to-be-released plan

At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, commission members heard an update on the soon-to-be-released update of the California Water Plan, the state’s long-term strategic plan for guiding the management and development of water resources. The California Water Plan describes current water resource conditions, identifies potential future conditions and the factors driving those changes, recognizes the challenges and […]

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A primer on Delta and statewide planning projects

With the release of the Governor’s California Water Action Plan, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of planning processes currently underway. Just how many?  It’s easy to lose count.  Currently, there are three major planning efforts focused on the Delta: The Delta Plan, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan.  The […]

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California Water Plan releases draft regional reports for public review

The release of the public review draft of the California Water Plan is complete today with the posting of the twelve draft regional reports. The California Water Plan is the long-term comprehensive plan for guiding the management and development of the state’s water resources.  It is developed and informed by stakeholders, government agencies and tribal entities, as well as a […]

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