DAILY DIGEST: Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?; California officials urged to move faster on sea-level rise; Precipitation above normal in Southern California and adding up in the north; Can Calif.’s smart grid double as wildfire defense?; and more …

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In California water news today, Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?; California officials urged to move faster on sea-level rise; Precipitation above normal in Southern California and adding up in the north; Can Calif.’s smart grid double as wildfire defense?; Water cutbacks set to begin under deal designed to ‘buy down risk’ on Colorado River; Found water: […]

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DR. MICHAEL KIPARSKY: Can Recharge Net Metering contribute to sustainable groundwater management?

Dr. Michael Kiparsky is the founding director of the Wheeler Water Institute within the Center for Law, Energy, and Environment at the UC Berkeley School of Law and has worked at the intersection of the technical and policy aspects of water resources management for 15 years.  In this presentation from GRA’s 2019 Western Groundwater Congress, Dr. Kiparsky discussed a pilot […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: LAO Report: Preparing for rising seas: How the state can help support local coastal adaptation efforts; CDFW awards $11.35 million for greenhouse gas reduction grant projects; Metropolitan to help fund San Diego’s Pure Water recycling facility

LAO Report: Preparing for rising seas: How the state can help support local coastal adaptation efforts From the Legislative Analyst’s Office: In recent years, California has taken steps to limit the effects of climate change by enacting policies and programs to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. While these efforts—if combined with similar global initiatives—ultimately may constrain the total amount of […]

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Breaking news is business as usual at Maven’s Notebook and there’s no sign of things slowing down.  Whether it’s Delta conveyance, voluntary agreements, the Newsom Administration’s Water Resilience Portfolio, or the ongoing implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, you can count on Maven’s Notebook to keep you informed with the latest information you need to tackle the big issues […]

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DAILY DIGEST: State says damaged Shasta County dam not an emergency; Voluntary agreements remain viable for California water; California threats jump from fires to floods as wet season hits; Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam; and more …

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In California water news today, State says damaged Shasta County dam not an emergency; Voluntary agreements remain viable for California water; California threats jump from fires to floods as wet season hits; Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam; Why Calif. will let rising seas ‘knock out’ this building; Record-setting 75-foot-tall wave recorded off California coast; Trump orders toilet […]

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BLOG ROUND-UP: Draining the last great aquifer: a group project; Toward a more resilient Delta for all; Frozen II: a water engineering and policy analysis; Hook, line & sinker!; Jobs per drop irrigating California crops; Freshwater ecosystem budgets; and more …

In blog commentary this week: Draining the last great aquifer: a group project; Frozen II: a water engineering and policy analysis; Hook, line & sinker!; Perspectives on Groundwater Sustainability: Q&A with Susan Harvey, North County Watch; Jobs per drop irrigating California crops; Freshwater ecosystem budgets; and more … Draining the last great aquifer: a group project: Eric Caine writes, “Environmentalists […]

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GROUNDWATER RECHARGE: Free webinar to highlight new streamlined permitting process; ACWA’s groundwater replenishment framework

Free ACWA webinar to highlight new state water board streamlined groundwater permit In November the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights announced a new permitting process that provides a streamlined approval approach for diverting and capturing water from high flow events for the purposes of recharging groundwater basins. The streamlined process is intended to directly assist Groundwater Sustainability Agencies […]

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STATE OF ESTUARY: Standing too close to the elephant: addressing scales in restoration and fisheries conservation

Dr. Rachel Johnson discusses the interconnectedness of the San Francisco’s freshwater, estuarine, and marine systems The San Francisco Estuary is an important habitat for native fishes at different life stages. In order to understand the important role it provides for growth, survival, and reproductive success of native species, it is critical to explore the science and policies of the estuary […]

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FELICIA MARCUS: One Delta, one estuary–Connecting California through water

In her address to the State of the Estuary conference, Felicia Marcus spoke about the connections of the Delta to all Californians and the importance of working together and more broadly to solve the challenging problems before us. Felicia Marcus has had a long history of involvement on water issues in the Delta as well as across the state.  Last […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: Department of Water Resources’ new Division of Multi-Benefit Projects

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has been undergoing reorganization for several reasons, one of those being to create an institutional structure to support landscape level planning and implementation of multi-benefit projects that focuses on the Delta and the Central Valley.  Another purpose is to better align planning for flood protection, water management, and habitat projects across state agencies. At […]

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