California Water Plan releases Volume 3, Resource Management Strategies; Urban water use efficiency and recycled water identified as best options for increasing available water supplies

When it comes to options to increase our available water supplies, urban water use efficiency and recycled water together have the potential to add another 5.4 MAF per year of water supply benefits  – which is roughly the same amount delivered by the State Water Project and Central Valley Project on average per year, according to the latest volume of […]

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First volume of the California Water Plan available for public review

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is often criticized for not being comprehensive enough because it doesn’t consider other actions that could be taken such as desalination, or other statewide or regional needs such as water storage.  Perhaps it’s the huge price tag or the over 40,000 pages that makes it seem like it should be more; however, the Bay […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series presents Mark Cowin: “What’s so Funny ‘bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?”

The Director of the Department of Water Resources, Mark Cowin, was the final speaker in the California Water Policy Seminar Series which concluded on March 18, 2013.  Mark Cowin has worked for over 30 years at the Department of Water Resources in a variety of positions, including Assistant Director for the CalFED program and as Deputy Director of Integrated Water […]

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