California Water Commission: Ex Parte Communication Policy for Water Storage Investment Program

On June 21, 2017, the Commission adopted an ex parte communications policy, which applies to implementation of the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). The policy is intended to protect the integrity and fairness of the WSIP decision-making process as specified in the Commission’s regulations (Title 23, California Code of Regulations, Sections 6000-6015), and to ensure that all Commissioners may fully […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Updated Water Storage Investment Program Application Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions

From the California Water Commission: Updated Application Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions for the Water Storage Investment Program are now available on the Commission’s website. The Application Instructions and GRanTS application were updated to clarify a question in the Public Benefits Tab (Q.3 under Recreation Benefits) regarding where to attach supporting documentation. Two questions and answers were added to the […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Water Storage Investment Program: Application walk-through and quantification example webinar

The California Water Commission (Commission) is hosting a webinar for potential applicants of the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) on April 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Building off a successful workshop held March 30th; this webinar will delve deeper into the application instructions. Commission staff will provide attendees with a project example highlighting specific portions of an […]

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THIS JUST IN … California Water Commission Seeks Public Comment on Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Program Regulations

From the California Water Commission: The California Water Commission, responsible for allocating $2.7 billion in voter-approved bond funds for new water storage projects, seeks public comment on an update of its draft regulations and additional documents related to the Water Storage Investment Program. A new public comment period opened on November 22, 2016 and will extend until 5 p.m. on […]

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California Water Commission: SGMA Best Management Practices, basin boundary modifications, and the Water Storage Investment Program

Draft regulations for the Water Storage Investment Program scheduled to be released at the end of the month With many issues yet to be resolved on the water storage regulations, members of the California Water Commission buckled down and got to work in a two-day meeting last week.  Among the items on the agenda, and status report on the development […]

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July update on the Water Storage Investment Program

This month’s update covers the proposed revised schedule for development of the regulation, climate change analysis, the peer review process, and an overview of the technical reference document In November 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond for investments in the state’s water systems; of that, $2.7 billion was allocated for the public benefits of surface […]

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Update on the Water Storage Investment Program

Details on the progress of the regulations from updates at both the Delta Stewardship Council and the California Water Commission The California Water Commission is the designated agency to award $2.7 billion of Prop 1 funding for the public benefits of water storage projects.  Since the passage of Prop 1, the Commission has been working on developing the regulations for […]

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California Water Commission: An update on the Water Storage Investment Program

Shortening the application process and early funding for environmental documents among the modification to be considered at the June meeting With the passage of Proposition 1 in November of 2014, voters approved $7.5 billion for a variety of water projects and programs, with $2.7 billion of that set aside to pay for public benefits of water storage projects. The California […]

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Guest commentary: California Water Commission Regulations on New Water Storage: A Fair and Equitable Review Process?

How Can Applicants Maximize Their Demonstrated Public Benefits? Guest commentary by Robert Shibatani California voters passed Proposition 1, the Water Bond (Assembly Bill 1471), on November 4, 2014. The measure enacts the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Proposition 1 (Prop. 1) dedicated $2.7 billion for investment in derived public benefits related to the development of new […]

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Modeling as a Tool for Water Resources Planning and Decision Making

Presentation at the California Water Commission looks at how models would be used in evaluating water storage projects for possible funding At the February meeting of the California Water Commission, Supervising Engineer Jenny Marr gave a presentation to the commissioners on modeling as a tool for water resources planning and decision making with a focus on how models might be […]

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