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2017 eNews Archive

This is an archive of previous Water Plan eNews newsletters. You can also find archived Water Plan eNews from 2007-2015.

Date Summary
January 17, 2018
  • DWR offering webinar to explain groundwater sustainability plan system
  • The state of potable reuse in the U.S. detailed in EPA report
  • Discussion on the science of stream restoration in the Russian River Watershed
  • Delta Stewardship Council will look ahead, and look back, during next meeting
  • Central Valley landscape workshop set for next month in Sacramento
  • Exploring the preservation of landscape connectivity during climate change
  • Workshop will follow-up on release of water resources planning model
January 10, 2018
  • Cal OES grant program has opportunities for California wildfire mitigation projects
  • WaterSMART program offering funding for water management and drought contingency plans
  • Forestry grants made available through two CAL FIRE programs
  • Comments being accepted on draft of Fourth National Climate Assessment report
  • New date set for California Water Commission’s January meeting
  • P3 Water Summit rates discounted through this Friday
  • Three seminars on Delta ecosystem benefits to be held this month
January 03, 2018
  • New draft chapters posted for tomorrow’s Update 2018 workshop
  • Looking at the water reuse legislation coming before Congress this year
  • The benefits of using recycled water for agricultural irrigation
  • COMET webinar will cover uses in the conservation process
  • Smart Growth conference set for next month in San Francisco
  • Climate adaptation forum set for this summer in Sacramento
December 27, 2017
  • 2017: California Water – Year in Review
  • 2018: Water Plan – Year in Preview
December 20, 2017
  • Day-long webathon will preview all five chapters of Update 2018
  • Panel discussion transcript from Update 2018 plenary meeting now available
  • Discount registration rates available for managed aquifer recharge symposium
  • New resource to be launched next month will provide climate action plan information
  • Central Valley Landscape Conservation Project sets dates for next workshop
  • Examining ways to give all Californians safe and affordable drinking water
December 13, 2017
  • Workshop for two chapters of Update 2018 set for the first week of the new year
  • Strategic Growth Council awards $34 million in grants for land conservation projects
  • Dozens of watershed restoration projects receive funding from CDFW
  • Science board seeking public comments on two Delta documents
  • Annual water law symposium will focus on California’s infrastructure
  • Water 101 Workshop will include optional bus tour of the Delta
December 06, 2017
  • Sustainable management BMPs will be introduced at three public meetings
  • Conservation board approves $2.6 million in funding for fish and wildlife projects
  • Funding available for watershed project proposals submitted to Reclamation
  • California Water Commission sets two-day meeting for next week in Sacramento
  • Online survey will help identify electricity-saving technologies for California
  • Water federation posts fact sheet on benefits of infrastructure rating system
  • How the Chesapeake Bay watershed is preparing to deal with climate change
November 29, 2017
  • Exploring the point where homelessness and water management intersect
  • Silicon Valley event to promote the benefits of No Drop Left Behind
  • Webinar will look at the benefits generated by water conservation programs
  • Guide and toolkit released to help develop groundwater sustainability plans
  • How a geological mapping project can help with planning decisions
  • Four-day workshop will cover new features of hydrologic flow model
  • Two reports offer reforms for California’s freshwater ecosystems
November 22, 2017
  • Video posted of Flood-MAR public forum, white paper comments due by Dec. 8
  • Long-range weather forecasts to be discussed at Orange County webinar
  • New guidebook offers planning and investing guidance to State agencies
  • Exploring the vulnerability of species when facing a changing climate
  • Symposium looks at moving species from habitats affected by climate change
  • Dealing with some of the unintended consequences of water conservation
  • Comments on draft Delta Conservation Framework being accepted through Dec. 8
November 15, 2017
  • Drought and climate webinar will include preview of developing events
  • Applications being accepted for $5 million in flood emergency response grants
  • Strategic Growth Council looking for input on new climate research program
  • The basics of climate change spelled out in a new layperson’s guide
  • North American Water Loss Conference set for next month in San Diego
  • Workshop will explore the benefits of agricultural water reuse
  • Salton Sea deal will restore and manage the Pacific flyway habitat
November 08, 2017
  • Update 2018 funding and implementation workshop set for Nov. 20
  • Delta Stewardship Council to get Update 2018 briefing during next meeting
  • Groundwater recharge information being released today at public forum
  • Course on managing groundwater and watersheds being offered in Davis
  • Workshop will highlight the importance of California water data
  • California Water Commission agenda includes update on State Water Project
  • New climate change science report places a focus on the U.S.
November 01, 2017
  • Exploring the benefits of integrating ecological systems with agriculture landscapes
  • Reduced registration rate offered for California Biodiversity Council meeting
  • Workshop looks at what it will it take to get more accurate weather forecasts
  • Forest Service newsletter updates the process for a new Northwest Forest Plan
  • Report evaluates tools for options related to Yolo Bypass fish program
  • New online library offers free access to California water information
October 25, 2017
  • Drought lessons on agenda for tomorrow’s Delta Stewardship Council meeting
  • Biodiversity council updates agenda for next month’s meeting and field trip
  • $86.3 million in funding available for groundwater sustainability plan projects
  • Groundwater and watershed hydrology information offered at two-day course next month
  • PPIC planning a day of panel discussions on California’s water priorities
  • Sea-level rise webinar looks at predicting impacts to wetlands
October 18, 2017
  • Report on California’s spring 2017 groundwater levels released by DWR
  • Registration is open for groundwater recharge forum in Sacramento
  • Onsite non-potable water system issues to be discussed during workshop
  • Program funds planning activities that reduce effects of natural disasters
  • Data collection and water quality trends are part of the new IEP Newsletter
  • Free download of USACE watershed analysis tool is now available
  • Scientists to discuss stress factors on the Delta, Sierra Nevada tributaries
October 11, 2017
  • Water Storage Investment Program applications on water commission agenda
  • Webinar will provide guidelines to weigh the risk of being in a floodplain
  • Discussing ways to promote collaboration for groundwater planning
  • New water efficiency partnership set to take shape in 2018
  • Biodiversity council’s fall meeting set for next month in Hollister
  • Concerns over post-wildfire erosion detailed in WestFAST newsletter article
  • Online survey accepting input on U.S. Forest Service organization’s performance
October 04, 2017
  • Director’s video from last week’s Update 2018 plenary meeting available online
  • DWR releases legislative report on submitted urban water management plans
  • DWR releases annual report, Management of the California State Water Project
  • Groundwater forum will look at recharge opportunities and policies
  • Water use efficiency grant awarded to North San Joaquin Water Conservation District
  • Online survey available for feedback on sustainable infrastructure framework tool
  • Conservation districts set annual conference for next month in Sacramento
September 27, 2017
  • Update 2018 plenary meeting begins at 9 a.m., webcasts available
  • Report details agricultural water management plans submitted to DWR in 2015
  • New land use viewer provides access to 30 years of California data
  • Lahontan Water Board looking for public input on climate change strategy
  • North American Water Loss Conference set for December in San Diego
  • Southern California Edison hosting annual water conference in Tulare
  • Online survey looking for input on water innovation for California
September 20, 2017
  • Second plenary meeting for Update 2018 is one week away, RSVPs being accepted
  • Flood protection board to hear presentation on System Reoperation Study
  • Extreme water conditions to be discussed at soil and water conservation conference
  • Annual groundwater meeting and conference will get early start with law workshop
  • UC Davis to host summit on California’s riparian ecosystems
  • Proposals being accepted for CDFA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
  • DWR workshops will provide leak detection information for water systems
September 13, 2017
  • Water commission agenda includes look at California water infrastructure studies
  • Webinar will explain development of long-term water resources plan
  • Groundwater sustainability plan information available at DWR workshop
  • AGI releases report and videos from regional groundwater resources forum
  • Priorities for California’s water will be discussed during PPIC event in Sacramento
  • Bay Area conference to provide updates on the San Francisco Estuary
  • California invasive plant symposium set for next month in Palm Springs
September 06, 2017
  • Web portal provides information on WSIP applications and decisions
  • Comment period begins for draft list of Delta emergency responders grants
  • WHO releases guidelines for producing safe drinking water from wastewater
  • Science board to finalize review of Delta Plan conveyance and storage amendment
  • Today is the registration deadline for ACWA’s California headwaters program
  • Symposium on Delta and Sierra Nevada tributaries set for next month
  • National water policy trends to be discussed during Ceres webinar
August 30, 2017
  • Registration opens for Update 2018 webinar on funding needs and issues
  • RSVP now to attend next month’s plenary meeting for Update 2018
  • New brochure offers highlights of investment strategy for Central Valley flood plan
  • Comments being accepted for draft guidelines of statewide flood emergency grant program
  • UC Davis team to reveal findings on drought impacts to small water systems
  • Working on a tool to help measure sustainable water management in California
  • Health of California’s headwater forests to be examined at PPIC event
August 23, 2017
  • Third phase of system reoperation study posted by DWR
  • Three climate change strategy meetings set for the Lahontan Region
  • Partners in Clime blog added to DWR’s climate change website
  • Mark your calendars for biodiversity council fall meeting and field trip
  • International conference on irrigation and drainage to be held in Sacramento
  • Two programs accepting funding applications for projects promoting healthy soil
  • Save the dates: California Economic Summit coming to San Diego in November
August 16, 2017
  • Agenda posted for next week’s Update 2018 advisory committee meeting
  • Central Valley flood plan update set for adoption later this month
  • Groundwater sustainability guidance documents available for public comment
  • Student internships available for water projects in the Santa Ana River Watershed
  • Water board accepting comments on surface water augmentation regulations
  • Survey finds California recycled water use jumps more than 6 percent
  • Proposals being accepted for $9.3 million in Delta restoration grants
August 09, 2017
  • Update 2018 advisory committee meeting set for this month
  • State climatologist to offer perspective on the historic Water Year 2017
  • Workshop to look at stream depletion through the lens of SGMA
  • Delta ecosystem restoration on agenda for next California Water Commission meeting
  • New version of General Plan Guidelines posted, first update since 2003
  • $20 million in climate adaptation grants being offered by Caltrans
  • Comments being accepted on functional requirements for new water data platform
August 02, 2017
  • Looking at water system consolidation to improve the quality of drinking water
  • Seminar will explore the benefits of using floating islands to treat stormwater
  • Climate change and flood risks in the Central Valley to be discussed during webinar
  • DWR posts last month’s webinar, slides on hydrologic warning systems
  • Water-budget framework plans to be discussed at webinar later this month
  • Traditional ecological knowledge to be shared during environmental roundtable
  • New video explains the balancing act required to meet ecological needs of the Delta
July 26, 2017
  • Natural Resources Agency establishes Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group
  • Making the case for a new method of classifying California’s streams
  • Video answers one of the most common questions posed by water users
  • Study looks at using remote-control systems to reduce peak water use
  • Summit agenda looks to focus on developing a guide for future use of water data
  • Santa Ana watershed authority looking for groups interested in internship program
  • Forest Service website offers information on recreation, educational resources
July 19, 2017
  • Sustainability indicators on agenda for Update 2018’s next planning workshop
  • Cal OES offers details on funding available from two federal programs
  • Comments being accepted on draft funding recommendations for agricultural projects
  • Water board updates schedule for two public meetings on affordable drinking water
  • Workshop offers a chance to take a Delta restoration guide for a test run
  • Central Valley landscape project to be discussed during two-day workshop next month
July 12, 2017 • New documents posted for two California Water Plan Update 2018 workshops • Drought preparedness workshops set for August in Southern California • Caltrans water quality efforts to be discussed during next STORMS seminar • Annual report covers accomplishments by the Strategic Growth Council • California headwater issues in the spotlight at Sierra Water Workgroup summit • U.S. Forest Service provides preview of new plan for Inyo National Forest • Webinar series looks at climate change as a public health issue
July 05, 2017
  • Changes in San Joaquin Valley will be examined during land subsidence briefing
  • Presentation abstracts being sought for next year’s aquifer recharge symposium
  • Berkeley Law takes a look at developing groundwater markets in California
  • Comments being accepted on draft grant requests for Healthy Soils Program
  • California announces voluntary actions on ocean sustainability
  • Workshop will provide next step in Central Valley conservation project process
June 28, 2017
  • Save the dates for two Update 2018 workshops in July
  • Applications being accepted for forest health project grants
  • Lessons learned on California tree mortality to be shared at symposium
  • Panel discussion will focus on increasing the Bay Area’s drought resilience
  • Study finds value in adding storage capacity to California’s water system
  • Two water efficiency groups in negotiations to formalize a working relationship
June 21, 2017
  • Update 2018 workshop to cover performance assessments and sustainability indicators
  • Grant applications being accepted for water desalination projects
  • Governor’s office releases language revisions for water conservation legislation
  • Calling on utility managers and staff to take part in water technology survey
  • Delta Plan amendment, levee strategy on agenda for tomorrow
  • A look at the erosion hazards brought on by coastal storms
  • Annual speaker series will include environmental justice and integrated planning
June 14, 2017
  • Join this morning’s Update 2018 workshop and webinar
  • Webinar for drought contingency planning set for next week
  • The toll water challenges take on the nation’s disadvantaged communities
  • California-Australia webinar will look at irrigation technologies
  • CWC to get updates on investment program and State Water Project
  • CAL FIRE workshops offer information on grants for removing dead trees
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide overview of new strategies program
June 07, 2017
  • RSVP to attend workshop on recommendations for Update 2018
  • SWRCB looking for ideas on affordable drinking water for low-income Californians
  • Guide helps the public deliver their messages to state water boards
  • Applying recent drought lessons to the management of urban water supplies
  • Annual California Extreme Precipitation Symposium to be held next month
  • Groundwater sustainability plans on agenda for two-day SGMA seminar
  • New strategy designed to protect California salmon and steelhead populations
May 31, 2017
  • Next Water Storage Investment Program webinar set for tomorrow morning
  • Sacramento conference will focus on the water politics of California
  • Delta conservancy accepting public comments on draft five-year strategic plan
  • Interactive website provides some of the latest science related to the Delta
  • UC Television debuts new channel dedicated to the state’s sustainability issues
  • Sustainable agricultural program will be discussed at three workshops in June
  • Results of Southern California habitat study will be presented during webinar
May 24, 2017
  • DWR Magazine cover story provides a look at the Oroville Dam spillway incident
  • Comments on proposed water loss audit regulations due June 2
  • Online survey will help evaluate DWR’s groundwater support services
  • PPIC releases new fact sheet on California groundwater
  • EPA’s monthly webinar series will look at web tools for environmental change 
  • Water council’s newsletter has update on groundwater monitoring network
  • A study of a California project that could lead to worldwide meadow restoration
May 17, 2017
  • Tribal advisory committee sets June date for planning meeting in Los Angeles
  • Update 2018 advisory committee meeting summary posted by DWR
  • Webinar will explore using stormwater to help recharge California’s groundwater
  • New radar system should help Bay Area flood control managers
  • Notices of interest in federal grant program must be submitted by June 15
  • New location chosen for next California Water Quality Monitoring Council meeting
  • Some ideas to provide water providers with non-traditional revenue
May 10, 2017
  • Comments being accepted on draft PSP for funding of groundwater sustainability
  • California’s climate change strategy outlined in resource agency’s draft report
  • Report offers ways to integrate climate science into management plans
  • Oroville Dam update is on the agenda of the next California Water Commission meeting
  • Israeli delegation to participate in Sacramento water and agriculture forum
  • EPA webinars will provide overview of Water Finance Clearinghouse
  • Reclamation releases pilot version of water information website
May 03, 2017
  • Ocean council adopts resolution on recognizing sea-level rise report
  • Funding proposals being accepted for agricultural conservation projects
  • Conference will explore the condition of the Santa Ana River Watershed
  • Water justice clinic added to the law school at UC Davis
  • Water data technology ideas to be presented at innovation summit
  • Orange County water districts partner with Disneyland for annual water summit
  • IEP newsletter updates status and trends in the San Francisco Estuary
April 26, 2017
  • Series of Safeguarding California workshops set to begin next month
  • Fish and wildlife program posts new guidelines for improving habitats
  • Workshop will look at hatcheries as a possible way to help the Delta smelt
  • Infrastructure funding will highlight fourth annual California Water Summit
  • Water reclamation and reuse conference to be held in Long Beach this summer
  • SWAMP symposium puts water science data in the spotlight
April 19, 2017
  • Stakeholders offer their perspectives on sustaining IRWM in California
  • Webinar set for applicants of the Water Storage Investment Program
  • Sea-level rise report provides updated information for greenhouse gas scenarios
  • An approach for corporate water targets from a different point of view
  • Policy paper takes a look at lessons learned on modeling in the Delta
  • The annual California Invasive Species Action Week will begin June 3
April 12, 2017
  • New executive order lifts drought state of emergency for most of California
  • Using lessons from the recent drought, State releases long-term water use plan
  • Watershed University set to begin a series of monthly, one-hour webinars
  • Two-day conference on developing a GSP set for next month in Modesto
  • California Water Commission to receive briefing, updates on SGMA
  • Sierra Fund holding Sierra headwater conference, Sacramento River tour
  • P3 summit offers ideas on managing and improving water systems
April 05, 2017
  • Comments being accepted on Update 2018 draft report of assumptions and estimates
  • DWR releases draft guidelines for latest round of desalination grant funding
  • Work is underway to update state guidance document on sea-level rise
  • Groundwater webinar will look at challenges from around the world
  • Updated agenda posted for next month’s water summit in Sacramento
  • New technology for outdoor watering being discussed at AWE webinar
March 29, 2017
  • $17.7 million in grants awarded to projects designed to save water and energy
  • Drought contingency planning to be discussed at DWR meeting next week
  • Australian leaders coming to California to discuss drought and water management
  • Register to participate in webinars for Central Valley conservation project
  • Updated report details worsening conditions in Sierra Nevada forests
  • Looking for ways the environment can get the most benefit out of big data
  • Registration opens for California Dockwalker program training sessions
March 22, 2017
  • Update 2018 Policy Advisory Committee to meet next month in Sacramento
  • Workshop to offer answers for Water Storage Investment Program applicants
  • New LAO report examines California’s floods, flood management
  • First phase of 10-year plan to improve public health and habitat of Salton Sea released
  • Comments being accepted on updated guidelines for SNC’s Prop. 1 grant program
  • Sustainable irrigation to be the focus of a one-day program at UC Davis
  • Guidelines for public water system management outlined in new report
March 15, 2017
  • Applications being accepted to fund public benefits of water storage projects
  • Technical memo and appendices released for Central Valley flood plan
  • Climate change resolution passed by State Water Resources Control Board
  • $20 million approved for California streamflow enhancement projects
  • Project proposals for wetlands enhancement funding are due this week
  • Data portal to be featured at next SRWP committee meeting
  • UC Davis to host Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium next week
March 08, 2017
  • Climate change report added to Reference Guide of Update 2013
  • Two more public hearings scheduled for Central Valley flood protection plan
  • Video offers details on amendment process for the Delta Plan
  • Water commission agenda includes Delta Plan and replenishment report
  • Comments being accepted on proposed water loss audit regulations
  • Annual conference will focus on aspects of recycled water
  • San Joaquin Valley water report examines impacts of the extended drought
March 01, 2017
  • DWR and WEF host water summit in Sacramento
  • New GSA formation notification system launched
  • New documents available on California Water Commission website
  • AWE and EPA WaterSense to host commercial irrigation webinar
  • Public workshop on Delta Plan performance measures amendment
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation seeking new water marketing strategies
February 22, 2017
  • Economic analysis guidance on updated website
  • Water data act on agenda for California Water Quality Monitoring Council
  • Delta Stewardship Council two-day workshop in Sacramento
  • NAS series “From Research to Reward” offers article on acid rain
  • EPA offering California forums on funding stormwater strategies
  • Next California Water Policy Conference in San Diego
February 15, 2017
  • California Economic Summit released updated framework for sustainable growth
  • SWRCB to consider draft resolution for response to climate change
  • DWR Climate News Digest includes link to California survey on climate change
  • San Joaquin Valley water issues and options to be discussed March 7
  • New SWRCB web portal dedicated to California’s human right to water
  • Comment period opens for draft guidelines of land conservation program
  • Free download available for book on effectively communicating science findings
February 08, 2017
  • DWR offers online survey to get public input on redesigning website
  • 15 IRWM proposals chosen to receive a total of $4.2 million in funding
  • Applications being accepted for agricultural irrigation project grants
  • 2017 CFCC funding fair schedule opens April 5 in Sacramento
  • Graywater cost-benefit questions to be discussed during webinar
  • Water commission agenda includes two updates on pending regulations
  • The success of Texas water planning detailed in new water journal report
February 01, 2017
  • California Water Plan Update 2018 public survey will be open through Monday
  • DWR posts appendices for draft groundwater replenishment report
  • Post-project monitoring options being offered for public comment
  • Video provides history lesson on Central Valley Flood Protection Board
  • Summit set to discuss need for funding Sierra watershed restoration
  • Technical conference on funding for water studies to be hosted by MWD
  • PPIC speaker series on California’s future will include discussion of water projects
January 25, 2017
  • SWAP adds nine companion reports on significant state ecosystem influences
  • Affordable, safe drinking water on the agenda for SWRCB workshop
  • New strategy provides a framework for restoring Sierra meadowlands
  • Abstracts being accepted for the Sierra Fund’s headwater resiliency conference
  • Short course on groundwater and watershed hydrology being offered next month
  • Drought-related legal developments to be discussed during March conference
  • Dallas conference designed to help create more public-private partnerships
January 18, 2017
  • Report examines the action required to sustainably balance groundwater basins
  • The California Climate Change Symposium 2017 is one week away
  • GSA formation to be discussed during next week’s DWR webinar
  • Funding applications being accepted for agricultural water efficiency projects
  • Discussing how water efficiency issues may play out in the new Congress
  • EPA’s monthly webinar series features project benefit assessment
  • Water 101 provides new water district directors with California water lessons
January 11, 2017
  • 2016 achievements for Governor’s Water Action Plan detailed in multi-agency report
  • Public invited to take survey on Update 2018 policies and priorities
  • $3.25 million in loans awarded to two urban water use efficiency projects
  • Draft valley flood protection plan available for public comment
  • Approval of State Water Project Review to be discussed at water commission meeting
  • EPA provides outline for evaluating the benefits of water supply projects
  • Free drinking water workshops available for small rural systems
January 10, 2017 (Special Edition)
  • DWR opens California Water Management Effectiveness Survey to gain input for California Water Plan Update 2018
January 04, 2017
  • California groundwater report provides interim update to Bulletin 118
  • DWR publishes best management practices for groundwater management
  • Webinar will explain improvements to water rights allocation tool
  • Water board delivers report on using recycled water for drinking water
  • Compilation of direct potable reuse research will be discussed during webinar
  • A facts sheet to help local governments implement SGMA
  • Watershed research looks for the combination to produce the best drinking water
2016 Year-End-Edition
  • 2016 Sets Stage for Important Year in California Water Planning
  • California Poised for Effective Management toward Water Sustainability
  • Looking Ahead to 2017... and Beyond
  • A Word of Thanks from the California Water Plan eNews Staff

2016 eNews Archive

This is an archive of Water Plan eNews newsletters for 2016.

Date Summary
December 28, 2016 (Year-End-Edition)
  • 2016 Sets Stage for Important Year in California Water Planning
  • California Poised for Effective Management toward Water Sustainability
  • Looking Ahead to 2017... and Beyond
  • A Word of Thanks from the California Water Plan eNews Staff
December 21, 2016
  • DWR Magazine details effort to return reliable water to East Porterville
  • Workshop and webinar for water conservation plan set for after the New Year
  • $29.8 million in funding awarded to 38 water use efficiency projects
  • Annual conference will feature new irrigation technologies and innovative projects
  • San Diego conference aims unite water utilities with new technology
  • Draft strategy posted as part of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update
December 14, 2016
  • Summaries and materials from two Update 2018 meetings posted online
  • EPA releases updated report on the country’s climate change indicators
  • CAL FIRE taking comments on guidelines for grants to improve forest health
  • Conference will focus on implementation and legal implications of SGMA
  • Water in the West provides a framework for developing groundwater models
  • U.S. soil management addressed in report from national science council
December 07, 2016
  • First meeting of workgroup will focus on defining landscape measurements
  • Webinar will offer a look at the benefits of water audit validation
  • Water data challenge finalists to present entries to judges this week
  • Comments being accepted on draft list of IRWM planning grant proposals
  • WSIP draft regulations on the next water commission agenda
  • California Economic Summit to feature water element of prosperity roadmap
  • Taking climate change into account when planning riparian restoration projects
November 30, 2016
  • Draft report on water conservation objectives posted online, webinar scheduled
  • Drought status and weather forecast to be part of webinar this week
  • New drought hub provides resources for ranchers and land managers
  • Groundwater findings from Sierra meadow project to be presented during webinar
  • Workshop on Delta Conservation Framework set for tomorrow
  • Sustainable communities program to be reviewed during growth council workshops
November 23, 2016
  • DWR receives $14.5 million grant to fund habitat project for the Salton Sea
  • Alternatives to groundwater sustainability plans will be covered by DWR webinar
  • Updated information posted on California’s greenhouse gas reduction efforts
  • CAL FIRE webinar to provide information on grant requirements and eligibility
  • Next Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable meeting set for Washington, DC
  • Latest edition of the National Water Monitoring News posted online
  • Summit promotes the use of public-private partnerships to complete water projects
November 16, 2016
  • Water reliability goal to be discussed at next month’s California Economic Summit
  • Symposium will cover the ways California is addressing climate change
  • Forest service releases scientific information related to resource management
  • Annual law symposium will take a look at the situation in the Delta
  • Scientific papers and earthquake hazards on agenda for DSC
  • Stockton to host California rangeland summit early next year
November 9, 2016
  • Water commission will look at proposed regulations during tomorrow’s meeting
  • Salinity summit for Southern California water agencies set for next week
  • Solutions linking data and decisions will be the focus of Bay-Delta Science Conference
  • Delta Plan committee set to receive updates on workshop, conservation framework
  • DWR’s Climate News Digest provides link to new EPA portal
  • Stormwater seminar offers details on college campus runoff project
November 2, 2016
  • Financial worksheet for Update 2018 can be filled out and submitted online
  • White House council initiates water data challenge for California
  • California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply report assesses the Water Action Plan
  • Conservancy to host webinar on sea-level rise along the California coast
  • New volume on flood and drought management available for download
  • Agricultural water and energy survey will be used to improve irrigation schedules
  • Summit will look to develop a vision for water stewardship in California
October 26, 2016
  • Materials from two of Tuesday’s Update 2018 meetings posted online
  • The cost of future water sources detailed in report from the CPUC
  • Meetings will focus on best management practices for groundwater basins
  • New calculator available for 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program, deadline extended
  • Climate change adaptation added to draft safety element of General Plan Guidelines
  • Researchers to share findings on effects of sea-level rise on Pacific coast marshes
  • Updated agenda posted for next month’s conservation districts conference
October 19, 2016
  • Updated agendas posted for next week’s California Water Plan Update 2018 meetings
  • Wikipedia adds article on history, development of the California Water Plan
  • Management of State Water Project detailed in release of annual report from DWR
  • DWR posts final groundwater basin boundary modifications
  • California’s water management challenges outlined in PPIC report
  • Israeli innovation center offers possible solutions to California water problems
October 12, 2016
  • Register now to attend first plenary meeting for California Water Plan Update 2018
  • Water shortage contingency planning workshop on tap for tomorrow
  • Water conservation advisory groups set meetings for next week
  • Landscape ordinance reports from land use agencies posted on DWR website
  • Commission to receive public comments on Water Storage Investment Program
  • Applications being accepted for California specialty crop grants
October 05, 2016
  • Public invited to participate in orientation webinar for Update 2018 committee
  • Energy commission looking for innovative water conservation technologies
  • Workshop series will look at affordable water for low-income Californians
  • October newsletter available from Office of Sustainable Water Solutions
  • Conservation conference will try to unite urban and rural communities
  • Water and politics on the agenda for annual agribusiness conference
  • Some lessons for applying collaborative science to large ecosystems
September 28, 2016
  • Delta speaker series will feature presentation by DWR director
  • Water shortage contingency plans on the agenda for next week’s technical workshop
  • Workshop will look at drought vulnerability and improving water resilience
  • A discussion of State water policy in the event of another dry year
  • Water board asking for public input on SGMA implementation fee schedule
  • SWAMP Newsletter covers algal blooms portal and pesticide monitoring programs
  • Web portal will feature water quality conditions in the Sacramento River Watershed
September 21, 2016
  • Water agencies participating in California’s Native American Day celebration
  • Advisory group will discuss ways to quantify efficiency of agricultural water use
  • Strategic Growth Council provides a vision for linking land use to climate policy
  • The effects of fire will be discussed at watershed forum tomorrow in Chico
  • Work begins on tidal restoration project for they Suisun Marsh
  • Two-day DSC meeting will include single-year water transfers public hearing
  • CCST marks 28 years of promoting science and technology in California
September 14, 2016
  • Executive order’s urban advisory group to meet next week in Los Angeles
  • Water-energy grant applications being accepted until Nov. 7
  • Seminar to explore water availability and distribution patterns during droughts
  • National Water Model will provide hourly updates on U.S. river flows
  • Looking at climate change adaptation strategies for the Tulare Basin
  • Two-day tour offers look at Sacramento River groundwater basins
  • Two workshops set up to accept comments on criteria for direct potable reuse
September 07, 2016
  • Central Coast workshop will look at the potential of another dry year in California
  • How water agencies can help residents get the most out of their irrigation
  • California groundwater issues to be addressed at annual meeting and conference
  • Water in the West will present a panel discussion on new groundwater research
  • Revised regulations for Water Storage Investment Program available for comment
  • Monthly operation reports for 2015 added to SWP web page
  • STORMS seminar: turning gray space into green space
August 31, 2016
  • Ideas for long-term water use targets will be discussed at two workshops
  • Water board posts plan for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
  • Draft from water efficiency and greenhouse gas grant program open for comment
  • Water agency workshop will look at options for reducing energy costs
  • DSC adds video blogs to discuss water-related issues in the Delta
  • Delta series will begin with presentation by DSC executive officer
  • Test for improving Delta smelt habitat yields positive results
August 24, 2016
  • Date set for first California Water Plan Update 2018 plenary meeting
  • 2015 UMWP data available for public access on Water Use Efficiency website
  • Program puts spotlight on the impacts of long-term water conservation
  • Water quality symposium highlights posted in a series of 15 videos
  • Technical reference offers methods for quantifying water storage project benefits
  • Outlining the steps to identify and manage climate change refugia
August 17, 2016
  • $29.8 million in grants recommended for water use efficiency projects
  • Legislature receiving report on agricultural water management plans
  • Additional facilitation made available to help agencies develop groundwater plans
  • Information fair to provide details on new water measurement regulations
  • Levee investment to be discussed at next Delta Stewardship Council meeting
  • Climate change issues on the agenda for California Adaptation Forum
August 10, 2016
  • Resource management strategies meet needs of each region of California
  • 35 people invited to join executive order agricultural advisory group
  • Weather station workshop will show how data can help with planning irrigation cycles
  • Busy month for water commission includes three briefings, meeting
  • Presentation on the economics of groundwater management set for next week
  • USGS study looks at corrosive potential of untreated groundwater
  • Joint meeting will focus on development of Delta Levees Investment Strategy
August 03, 2016
  • IRWM, DAC programs release documents and set workshops for grants and proposals
  • Urban advisory group chosen to help implement water conservation order
  • Deadline extended for survey on groundwater basin management BMPs
  • Newsletter provides updates to Sustainable Groundwater Management Program
  • New report details risk analysis methodology for Delta levees strategy
  • Questions about atmospheric rivers to be discussed at international conference
July 27, 2016
  • Save the dates for a workshop on the importance of precipitation prediction
  • Water association releases second volume on flood and drought management
  • Policy changes suggested to improve California’s water accounting system
  • Proposition 1 details featured in new sustainable water solutions newsletter
  • Application period opens for grants to help response to Delta flood emergencies
  • Comments being accepted on proposed Delta Plan water transfer amendment
  • Registration opens for water innovations and efficiency expo in Las Vegas
July 20, 2016
  • Survey collecting ideas for Sustainable Groundwater Management Act BMPs
  • CASGEM report updates effort to monitor state’s groundwater basins
  • Groundwater report finds a number of problems with data collection
  • SGC posts report covering updates and achievements during the past year
  • Webinar will discuss updated version of the Water Conservation Tracking Tool
  • Delta levee investment and flood protection on next week’s DSC agenda
July 13, 2016
  • New issue celebrates 60 years of DWR’s history with California water
  • 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program posts revised draft documents for public comment
  • Water works association opens registration for water loss workshops
  • Two meetings scheduled this week to discuss basin boundary modifications
  • Boundary modifications for basins are on next water commission agenda
  • Recommendations for direct potable reuse are delivered to the SWRCB
  • Environmental stewardship addressed in new state transportation plan
July 06, 2016
  • Symposium on extreme precipitation will look at forecasting and reservoirs
  • Water data to take center stage during summit at Stanford University
  • New California WaterFix facts sheet posted, hearings set for later this month
  • Four lessons California water managers can take from Australia’s drought
  • British Columbia decides it’s time to find a new approach for water governance
  • Federal group seeking public input on community resilience indicators and measures
June 29, 2016
  • Daily blogs by CDFA secretary chronicle climate-smart agriculture tour in Israel
  • Applications being accepted for $18 million in agricultural irrigation systems grants
  • Updated mapping tools provide latest data on disadvantaged and distressed communities
  • Virginia Tech research team to discuss water findings in Flint, MI
  • Database provides stream and climate scenario information for California
  • Next month’s Colorado roundtable will discuss water sustainability in the West
  • Looking at potential water accounting ideas that might work in California
June 22, 2016
  • DWR posts audio recordings from listening session on water use efficiency order
  • Guidelines released for $10 million in water use efficiency project loans
  • DWR releases updated schedule for 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program draft documents
  • Contracts awarded to provide technical assistance to urban water agencies
  • New CVFPB website offers easier navigation and information access
  • Presenters wanted for conservation districts’ annual conference in November
June 15, 2016
  • Independent panel issues recommendations for landscape water use efficiency
  • International conference takes a look at the link between agriculture and groundwater
  • Water commission getting updates on habitat restoration, water storage program
  • Conveyance amendment update on the agenda for Delta Stewardship Council
  • Series of Salton Sea public workshops underway in Southern California
  • WestFAST newsletter highlights work being done on soil moisture network
June 08, 2016
  • Governor’s leadership award applications being accepted through July 29
  • Help available for efforts to meet Sustainable Groundwater Management Act requirements
  • Drought preparedness workshops offered for small communities and rural systems
  • Direct Potable Reuse Advisory Group meeting next week in Sacramento
  • California Water Institute conducting survey on San Joaquin Valley water issues
  • State climate change symposium and adaptation forum set for September
June 01, 2016
  • International groundwater conference will focus on nitrate contamination
  • STORMS sets new date for seminar on groundwater recharge
  • SWAMP newsletter details pilot study of CECs in California waterways
  • Growth Council offering workshops to introduce fiscal impact analysis
  • CCST Spotlight makes its debut with article on NASA-funded student program
  • Comments being accepted on draft management plans for three national forests
May 25, 2016
  • Listening sessions will give public chance to discuss governor’s executive order
  • Emergency groundwater regulations for state’s GSAs to take effect next month
  • San Joaquin Valley groundwater briefing set for next week in Fresno
  • Updated website offers easier access to California water quality information
  • SWAMP to host water boards’ first Water Quality Science Symposium
  • Climate change data tools offered online by California Climate Commons
May 18, 2016
  • Panel releases final draft of report on landscape water use efficiency
  • GSP symposium for groundwater sustainability agencies set for next month
  • Salt and nitrate plan on agenda for Central Valley water board
  • NOAA dashboard offers one-stop shopping for national water data
  • Fish and Wildlife accepting applications for restoration grants
  • Comment period opens for California Urban River Grant Program guidelines
  • Defense Department report considers scenarios for rising sea levels
May 11, 2016
  • Governor’s order sets course for California’s new water efficiency framework
  • Emergency regulations for groundwater sustainability to be considered May 18
  • Calculating a household’s water footprint is now only a few clicks away
  • An opportunity for water professionals to meet with peers to discuss conservation
  • Free workshop offers lessons beyond the basics of drought-tolerant landscapes
  • EPA hopes to build relationships that improve water-efficient landscaping
May 04, 2016
  • California Water Plan website gets new look in preparation for Update 2018
  • White paper sets the stage for report on water available for groundwater replenishment
  • Newsletter provides details on tool for planning green projects in urban areas
  • Farm projects receive $16 million to improve water and energy efficiency
  • Delta committee will get updates on science actions and adaptive approaches
  • Water association’s spring conference set for later this month
April 27, 2016
  • Landscape workshop will help unite water agencies and the nursery industry
  • Flood and drought report includes two California case studies
  • Water shortages and drought to be discussed at San Diego conference
  • Conservation group offering workshop on climate change adaptation strategies
  • EPA offers states and tribes ideas for creating water quality standards
  • California’s integrated water system to be featured at mountain counties event
April 20, 2016
  • Two sustainable groundwater management meetings scheduled for California tribes
  • Considering fire as a drought management tool in state forests
  • In-depth study looks at water use in single-family homes
  • Draft guidelines released for urban rivers program offering $20 million in grants
  • New request form offers path to assistance for small communities
  • Annual Green California Summit opens this week in Sacramento
April 13, 2016
  • DWR accepting comments on draft water-energy grant documents
  • Seminar will take a look at recently adopted stormwater strategy
  • Technical panel to take up draft report on landscape water use efficiency
  • Free webinar to discuss what California can learn from Australia’s drought measures
  • Update on groundwater sustainability plans will be presented to CWC
  • Watershed University offers a free lesson to California water managers
April 06, 2016
  • USGS offering funding to help support national groundwater network
  • Forest service and conservancy present webinar on California Headwaters Partnership
  • Water use efficiency training being offered in the Central Valley
  • CWEMF sets schedule for annual meeting and series of workshops
  • Investment program regulations to be discussed at water commission workshop
  • Sustainable communities and high-speed rail on Strategic Growth Council agenda
  • Scientific panel calls for coordinated action plan to preserve ocean chemistry
March 30, 2016
  • Irvine set to host annual drought response workshop in May
  • Details on a potential solution for one town’s water problem
  • Water conference will focus on San Joaquin Valley challenges
  • Direct potable reuse discussion heads to Orange County next month
  • Public invited to the CCEEB’s special water seminar in Sacramento
  • A statewide list shows where action is taking place to offset climate change
March 23, 2016
  • White House hosts water summit, releases list of water sustainability efforts
  • Final 2015 UWMP guidebook and other documents posted online
  • Two reports offer insights on climate change impacts in Western basins
  • UC Water guidelines designed to help agencies reap the benefits of SGMA
  • DSC to discuss Delta Plan amendment at tomorrow’s meeting
  • CDFW accepting comments on proposal solicitation notice for restoration grants
March 16, 2016
  • Back-to-back groundwater symposiums offered by the GRA this month
  • Drought challenges and solutions to be discussed at San Diego conference
  • Details on El Nino and sea level rise highlight latest edition of WestFAST newsletter
  • Meadow study looks at groundwater storage in Sierra Nevada forests
  • Annual water policy conference set for next month in Sacramento
  • New Envision website offers updated resources for sustainable projects
  • Public workshops on Natural and Working Lands and Forest Carbon Plan
March 09, 2016
  • Action plans map out tactics for California to deal with climate change
  • New tool available to submit groundwater information for adjudicated areas
  • Water storage public hearing will be part of next California Water Commission meeting
  • Water institute’s newsletter highlights research projects and new blog
  • Preliminary program and registration information posted for annual CWEMF meeting
  • Registration is open for annual IEP workshop to be held in April
  • California Water Summit early bird pricing available through this Friday
March 02, 2016
  • Cal OES provides details on availability of federal disaster mitigation funding
  • The combination of SGMA and climate change to be discussed at Davis conference
  • Lessons California can learn from the way Australia handled a long drought
  • Showcase will feature water conservation experts and topics
  • State transportation plan includes goal for environmental stewardship
  • Transportation and water projects will be the focus of the infrastructure symposium
  • 2016 funding fair schedule kicks off this April in Sacramento
February 24, 2016
  • Draft regulations on groundwater sustainability available for public review
  • Groundwater blog looks at tribal inclusion for SGMA public outreach
  • Yosemite conference will include workshop on groundwater sustainability
  • Data fair will provide access to some of water board’s datasets
  • New online mapping tool provides insight on potential pollution of drinking water
  • Direct potable reuse group set to meet in Richmond next month
  • Webinar offers details on climate change adaptation work in the Central Valley
February 17, 2016
  • Sierra watershed strategy available for public review and comment
  • Projecting this century’s climate change impacts on the Truckee Basin
  • Stanford report turns to the electricity sector for possible water project solutions
  • California’s water policy history and conflicts chronicled in new book
  • Delta Stewardship Council to discuss 2016 priorities, performance measures
  • Fish and wildlife spells out its list of major accomplishments in 2015
  • Water quality council to get briefing on statewide algal bloom strategy
February 10, 2016
  • How this season’s precipitation is adding up for California water project operations
  • Speaker series to explore ideas for new sources of water in California
  • Water commission agenda includes election, Water Storage Investment Program update
  • Tribal beneficial use definitions on the next agenda of the SWRCB
  • GAO report calls for establishment of federal climate information system
  • Delta Stewardship Council publishes interactive version of 2015 annual report
  • Water Education Foundation briefing will take a close look at Delta, climate change
February 03, 2016
  • DWR releases final version of 2015 UWMP Guidebook and appendices
  • Guidelines posted for $30 million in agricultural water use efficiency grants
  • Annual State Water Project management report available online
  • CWC issues proposed regulations, begins accepting concept papers for projects
  • Taking a lesson from Wisconsin on setting up a framework for water rate stability
  • PPIC includes water management in briefing kit on California’s pressing issues
  • Registration opens for April’s California Water Policy Conference in Davis
January 27, 2016
  • Draft guidelines for IRWM grants made available for public comment
  • The list of California’s critically overdrafted groundwater basins hits 21
  • $6.6 million in funding recommendations posted for counties with stressed basins
  • USGS offers details on resources that buffer California’s drought
  • Map provides a look at California’s regional climate change vulnerabilities
  • A Caltrans symposium with a quick course in understanding the science of climate change
  • SWAMP newsletter makes its debut with look at toxic water blooms
January 20, 2016
  • Updated Governor’s Water Action Plan looks at two years of progress
  • $231 million in IRWM implementation grants awarded by DWR
  • Groundwater basin boundary modification requests due by March 31
  • Looking for ways to improve the federal response to drought
  • Support for integrated water management included in roadmap for prosperity
  • Newsletter provides details on school water project funding, solar projects
  • Fire damage tours available as part of conservation coalition’s annual summit
January 13, 2016
  • Webcast option still available for this week’s briefing on the California Water Action Plan
  • State Water Project and workplan on agenda for California Water Commission
  • Sustainable groundwater management information offered at three webinars
  • Webinar series examines U.S. water quality trends since the 19th century
  • Direct potable reuse advisory group meeting next week in Orange County
  • Registration is open for this month’s California Biodiversity Council meeting
  • Water issue updates provided in latest issue of the WestFAST News
January 6, 2016
  • Water PIE - a new data platform for integrated regional water management
  • Updated information on water quality goals provided by SWRCB website
  • Irrigation conference will focus on solving the California water puzzle
  • Survey is set up to get energy efficiency opinions from urban water suppliers
  • Updates and alignment opportunities are on the next agenda for the CBC
  • Delta Plan performance measures recommendations available for public comment
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December 30, 2015 (Year-End Edition)
  • California Water – A Tale of Extremes
  • Managing Water – Working Together to Shape Our Future
  • Ever-greening California Water Plan for Update 2018
December 23, 2015
  • Briefing to discuss taking the California Water Action Plan to the next level
  • White House sets the stage for a water summit in March
  • Interactive presentation illustrates the Colorado River Basin drought
  • Water pricing workshop will include success stories from around the world
  • Contributors being sought for two studies on outdoor water use
  • Wild and Scenic River findings released for three national forests
December 16, 2015
  • Updated urban water management plan website offers access to population tool
  • Drought technical assistance being made available to California’s tribal governments
  • Water 101 workshop covers the basics of issue past and present
  • Basin boundary modification requests to be discussed during tomorrow’s webinar
  • Looking at what it will take to achieve groundwater sustainability in one valley area
  • Save the dates for next year’s international groundwater conference
December 09, 2015
  • Draft environmental goals report outlines climate change strategy for California
  • USGS looking to fund data providers for groundwater monitoring network
  • Water board’s direct potable reuse group sets next meeting for Jan. 19
  • Small communities program releases draft guidelines for flood risk reduction
  • Water commission to discuss Water Storage Investment Program draft regulations
  • Two new reports highlight the benefits of landscape conservation cooperatives
  • Agricultural workshop to offer water management strategies for perennial crops
December 02, 2015
  • Applications being accepted for $16 million in irrigation project funding
  • Comment deadline for climate change plans extended to Dec. 10
  • Climate change diagram available to assist California tribes in preparing for impacts
  • Newsletter puts a spotlight on the concern over harmful algal blooms
  • PPIC assembles fact sheet on California’s water quality challenges
  • Water leaders class releases final report on managing drought
  • Webinar offering details on how to grow a watershed investment fund
November 25, 2015
  • Water utilities will be the focus of next month’s International Water and Climate Forum
  • Office of Sustainable Water Solutions releases latest newsletter
  • UC Davis soil index identifies farmland suitable for groundwater recharge
  • Irrigation district offering workshop on well drilling in the Central Valley
  • Water commission posts updated draft regulations for water storage program
  • Report suggests reforms for California’s water allocation system
  • State and federal water collaboration discussed at EPA meeting
November 18, 2015
  • Rebates still available for Californians who replace lawn, toilets
  • DWR begins implementation of new groundwater basin boundary regulations
  • Summit sets goal of one million more acre-feet of water for California
  • New video explains the benefits of EIFDs in California
  • Water management session to be included at transportation planning conference
  • SWAP companion plans open for public comments through Jan. 15
November 10, 2015
  • Process guide offers a look at the development of California Water Plan Update 2013
  • Draft guidelines posted for $10 million worth of water use efficiency loans
  • Comment period for flood reduction program runs through Dec. 11
  • DWR provides guidelines for local agencies looking to form GSAs
  • Naturally occurring water contaminants to be discussed at two-day symposium
  • California Water Commission changes this month’s meeting date to Nov. 19
  • Delta interagency committee meeting next week in Sacramento
November 04, 2015
  • $231 million of integrated water management projects recommended for funding
  • All appendices for California’s Groundwater Update 2013 posted online
  • Applications being accepted from counties with stressed basins
  • SWRCB sets new date for groundwater sustainability workshop
  • Webinar on outdoor water use and water-efficient landscape offered tomorrow
  • Drought response training being offered by the Local Government Commission
  • DWR to host 10 UWMP workshops for water suppliers beginning Nov. 13
October 28, 2015
  • CWC adopts groundwater basin boundary regulations, DWR to accept requests Jan. 1
  • A lesson on how models and data fit into the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
  • New mapping tool will help identify economically distressed areas in California
  • Delta Plan performance measures to be discussed during public workshop
  • Levee program accepting public comments on draft list of approved projects
  • Climate-smart conservation workshop set for next month in San Diego
  • Local Government Commission posts updated version of The Ahwahnee Water Principles
October 21, 2015
  • Work completed on wildlife action plan, report under review
  • Comment period opens for small community flood reduction draft guidelines
  • New USGS interactive tool can help predict pesticide contamination
  • SGC updates offer details on greenhouse gases and agricultural land programs
  • UCLA workshop will take a close look at California’s food, energy, and water issues
  • Science program’s brown bag seminar will provide a Delta history lesson
  • Save the dates for the annual California Water Policy Conference
October 14, 2015
  • Applications being accepted for grants to help with agricultural water management plans
  • Basin regulations released, will be considered at next water commission meeting
  • Comment period opens for draft California climate adaptation plan
  • Workshop for small water systems will focus on limiting water loss
  • Water justice celebration will recognize the effort of drought leaders
  • Annual meeting and forum to highlight Sacramento River watershed issues
  • Direct Potable Reuse Advisory Group will meet next week in Richmond
October 07, 2015
  • Workshops set for draft guidelines of agricultural water efficiency grants
  • Water commission hosting three public meetings to discuss WSIP
  • Central Valley conservation strategy to be discussed at workshop this week
  • Integrated regional development plan on agenda for Strategic Growth Council
  • Water district workshop focuses on water portfolio for Southern California
  • Teaming up to provide $6 million in water technology development
  • Environmental data sharing vision posted by Delta Science Program
September 30, 2015
  • Meetings scheduled to discuss implementation of Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
  • Webcast of latest meeting on groundwater sustainability regulations available online
  • Water utility rate design up for discussion at utilities commission workshops
  • Technical panel sets two-day meeting to review final landscape water use report
  • EPA accepting proposals for urban water projects that address runoff pollution
  • Concern over ballast water prompts DSC to consider feasibility of treatment plants
  • Workshop on surface water datasets being held in Davis next month
September 23, 2015
  • Celebrating California Native American Day with a water theme
  • Funding information available in Office of Sustainable Water Solutions newsletter
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers will be part of next month’s Sierra Cascades dialog
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act gets center stage at regulatory summit
  • Scientists group sets sights on objectives for sustainable groundwater management
  • Water conservationist brings his perspective to a California campus
  • Coalition asks to imagine what it would be like to spend a day without water
September 16, 2015
  • Facts sheets provide water management strategies for California farmers
  • EPA water quality study looks at ways to deal with climate change impacts
  • Vallejo festival will celebrate water with four days of events
  • Webinar to provide update on Sierra Nevada watershed program
  • Yosemite will provide backdrop for annual CARCD conference
  • DWR Climate News Digest offers links to climate articles from around the world
  • Providing a framework for reusing treated wastewater for drinking water
September 09, 2015
  • South Lahontan chapter completes regional reports for groundwater update
  • New look for Water Use Efficiency makes it easier to apply for funding
  • Proposition 1 workshop will collect input on $510 million in IRWM grant funding
  • Discussion of direct potable reuse set for this month in Berkeley
  • California Water Commission sets agenda for two-day meeting this month
  • Annual conference will provide outlook for California agriculture in 2016
  • Looking to strike a balance between food production and water demands
September 02, 2015
  • Three groundwater update chapters posted, webinar to be held next week
  • Final meeting on basin boundary modification set for tomorrow
  • Water video explains the value of services provided by utilities
  • Mountain counties association to take a look at water issues in the Delta
  • Save the date for a workshop on a list of priority natural resources
  • Desalination strategies and technologies highlight two-day conference
August 26, 2015
  • California’s drought response to be examined at joint agency workshop
  • More materials from draft UWMP Guidebook hearing posted online
  • New date set for webinar on four chapters of Groundwater Update 2013
  • DWR releases draft guidelines for groundwater planning, and basin grants
  • NASA radar images reveal Central Valley land subsidence
  • Groundwater association offers a symposium on creating a sustainability plan
  • Delta Plan performance measures on the next agenda for the DSC
August 19, 2015
  • DWR advisory group offers climate change perspective and guidance
  • CalEPA reports on research plan needed to address climate change
  • Project WET providing a climate science curriculum for teachers
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy opens draft strategic plan to public comments
  • How NASA satellite missions are contributing to water resource management
  • Groundwater basin overdraft to be discussed at meeting and webinar
  • Sharing strategies for creating successful water rate structures
  • California’s Groundwater Update 2013 webinar postponed
August 12, 2015
  • Turf and toilet replacement rebates are available to California homeowners
  • Symposium offers the latest research for dealing with climate change in California
  • Series of water audit workshops begins this month in Thousand Oaks
  • Asking what might happen if California’s drought continues for another year
  • Direct potable reuse seminar on tap next month in Berkeley
  • Applications being accepted for $31 million in restoration project funding
  • California Water Commission heading to Los Angeles for next week’s meeting
August 05, 2015
  • Efficient landscape ordinance to be discussed during webinar next week
  • Questions about draft UWMP guidebook will be answered at public meeting
  • Two workshops scheduled to answer agricultural water management plan questions
  • Contamination of California’s groundwater detailed in USGS report
  • DWR mapping tool open for public comment through August 28
  • One Water Leadership Summit to be held this month in San Francisco
  • Coastal commission posts final draft of sea level policy document
July 29, 2015
  • Greenhouse gas reduction goals to be discussed at day-long seminar
  • Newsletter offers funding details for communities with contaminated water supplies
  • Meet the authors of new water sustainability book next week in Berkeley
  • DWR releases discussion paper for report on groundwater replenishment
  • Advisory committee set to meet on CWC’s Water Storage Investment Program
  • Latest edition of AWRA magazine provides insight on Native American water issues
  • A trio of fact sheets provides a glimpse of how water is used in California
July 22, 2015
  • South Coast region groundwater chapter posted, webinar on tap next week
  • Groundwater basin boundary regulations available online for public review
  • DWR releases 2015 guidebook for agricultural water management plans
  • Water commission sets three public hearings on Water Storage Investment Program
  • Truckee, Watsonville, and Sacramento are next on the state funding fair schedule
  • Santee chosen as site for next meeting of potable reuse advisory group
July 15, 2015
  • San Francisco Bay, Sacramento River chapters posted for Groundwater Update 2013
  • Webinar scheduled to discuss development of draft groundwater regulations
  • BDCP and California WaterFix release draft documents for public comment
  • Draft conservation strategy available for Central Valley flood plan
  • Sierra Water Workgroup releases plans for annual summer workshop
  • New financing districts can help local agencies finance water projects
July 8, 2015
  • Water technology summit sessions available on webcast this Friday
  • Water commission to hear details on basin boundary emergency regulations
  • Water Storage Investment Program working session set for July 16
  • Report on hydraulic fracturing in California to be released tomorrow
  • AWRA webinar applies integrated water resource planning to forests
  • Western governors outline policy on water resource management
  • Mountain counties make special delivery to State Capitol offices
July 1, 2015
  • California turf replacement guidelines made available ahead of public webinar
  • More details released on landscape management for California headwaters
  • $28 million awarded by DWR to 25 water- and energy-saving projects
  • Climate change booklet provides data for water management in California
  • AWUE conducting survey on ideas for water-neutral growth in communities
  • Brown bag seminar will explore challenges common to Great Lakes, Delta
  • Central Valley flood protection is goal of multi-benefit coalition
June 24, 2015
  • California headwaters to be included in federal drought relief effort
  • Webinar will provide details on turf replacement initiative for California
  • Information for water managers to be offered at water restrictions webinar
  • Conservation information available to landowners on new NRCS Web site
  • Advisory committee will discuss public benefits of water storage projects
  • Legislature receives safe drinking water plan from water resources board
June 17, 2015
  • Water board sets public workshop on water pricing to encourage conservation
  • NOAA offers strategies for dealing with drought impacts in California
  • Public policy institute develops groundwater management fact sheet
  • CDFW releases information on fishery restoration and Proposition 1 grants
  • Delta Stewardship Council to look at conservation plan, levee investment strategy
June 10, 2015
  • Proposition 1 Water Bond funding outlined at tribal government consultation
  • Draft of water efficient landscape ordinance to be posted this week
  • Valley partnership will discuss safe drinking water for disadvantaged communities
  • Water commission to hold next week’s meeting in San Jose
  • Funding available for utilities willing to host water use workshops
  • Brown bag seminar on organizing and integrating data collected for the Delta
  • The DWR Climate News publishes its fifth anniversary edition
June 03, 2015
  • DWR previews strategies for future of integrated regional water management
  • California EcoRestore looks to improve 30,000 acres in the Delta
  • Landis agrees to take California Water Commission executive officer post
  • Sierra Water Workgroup sets August date for annual workshop
  • Water progress report offers update on direct potable reuse activity
  • Biennial conference for San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary to be held late this summer
May 27, 2015
  • Two more regional chapters released as part of California’s Groundwater Update 2013
  • Report on California’s water storage offers ideas for improvement
  • Exploring the possibilities for resolving groundwater disputes in California
  • Ag committee to discuss changes for water management guidebook
  • Grant applications being accepted for ag irrigation projects
  • Office of Sustainable Water Solutions highlights projects in small communities
May 20, 2015
  • Draft California wildlife action plan ready to receive public comments
  • Series of groundwater update webinars scheduled to begin next month
  • $246 million in funding recommended for seven flood projects
  • IRWM grant program releases final guidelines and proposal solicitation package
  • Integrated resource planning webinar will look at water and forests
  • New date set for public hearing on Urban Water Management Plan Guidebook
May 13, 2015
  • Webinar will provide forum for updating landscape ordinance
  • Help available to meet groundwater management act requirements
  • CWC sets agendas for meeting and workshop next week
  • Four meetings scheduled to discuss updated state wildlife action plan
  • U.S. Forest Service provides update on revised land management plans
  • Exploring integrated modeling approaches for Delta, other estuarine systems
May 6, 2015
  • Drought preparedness and leak detection to be discussed at Central Valley workshops
  • Examining options for financing California’s future water needs
  • Interagency committee will receive updates on coordinated efforts in the Delta
  • Flood protection board holding Yolo Bypass workshop this week
  • Draft application packet and guidelines available for conservancy grant program
  • California Water Summit sets dates for this summer in Sacramento
April 29, 2015
  • Tulare Lake is initial regional chapter released for Groundwater Update
  • Agenda posted for next month’s IRWM conference in San Diego
  • Water Storage Investment Program sets meeting, scoping survey extended
  • Sorting through the complex governing of the Delta and San Francisco Bay
  • Climate change seminar will focus on the situation in the Delta
  • Committee for 2015 Urban Water Management Plan Guidebook meeting next week
April 22, 2015
  • Energy commission posts details on new standards for water appliances
  • USGS report explores the connection between water and energy
  • New guide details the growing importance of water-energy collaboration
  • Coastal Conservancy taking comments on draft strategic plan update
  • $7 million in grants available for transportation facilities projects
  • Groundwater workshop set for tribal governments in Southern California
  • Potable reuse up for discussion next week in Sacramento
April 15, 2015
  • DWR releases initial chapters for California’s Groundwater Update
  • Resources secretary pens editorial on governor’s Water Action Plan
  • Feds set new rules for hydraulic fracturing on public, tribal lands
  • A look at the economic price California will pay because of climate change
  • Stanford connects the dots between food and other issues
  • Newsletter offers look at Sierra forests restoration efforts
April 8, 2015
  • Volume 5, the technical guide, added to online version of Update 2013
  • Full text of drought executive order, other details, posted on Governor’s Web site
  • Update 2013 Highlights booklet being made available in Japanese
  • Creating multiple benefits while improving California’s groundwater management
  • CWC sets three public meetings for Water Storage Investment Program
  • San Diego to host California IRWM conference in May
April 1, 2015
  • Comparing the current drought with others in California history
  • Two Update 2013 presentations to be made in Japan this month
  • DWR schedules listening sessions to discuss emergency regulations
  • Land subsidence brown bag seminar set for April 20
  • High-impact science actions for the Delta to be discussed at public briefing
March 25, 2015
  • Lawns that need very little water? A webinar will look at the research being done
  • Advisory committee for Water Storage Investment Program to meet next week
  • Tribal governments invited to sustainable groundwater workshop
  • USGS report provides update on the quality of nation’s groundwater
  • Splash: Science and Technology
March 18, 2015
  • Draft strategic plan charts course for groundwater sustainability in California
  • 2015 Implementation Grant Solicitation draft guidelines and PSP released by DWR
  • Report outlines four drought policy areas where California can improve
  • Save the date for June climate change workshop in Sacramento
  • Roundtable to offer water resource examples from around the country
  • Splash — Water Scenarios
March 11, 2015
  • UWMP guidebook webinar will gather input from water wholesalers
  • DWR sets new timeline for IRWM grant program solicitation
  • Updates on the agenda for next California Water Commission meeting
  • Water data collection tool to be highlighted during next week’s webinar
  • Forest service announces dates to listen to land management ideas
  • Reclamation assessment report looks at irrigation and reservoir projections
  • WestFAST newsletter explores groundwater, climate change, and drought
March 04, 2015
  • More than 150 articles made available as Volume 4 of Update 2013 is posted online
  • Recommendations for ensuring all Californians have safe water, sanitation 
  • Water board debuts newsletter for small community water issues
  • Discussion of project contingency plans in the face of a continuing drought
  • Drought theme chosen for annual California Water Policy Conference
  • Delta risks and challenges up for discussion during science program workshop
  • California transportation plan will include elements of environmental stewardship
February 25, 2015
  • Updated report looks at IRWM progress being made in California
  • When it comes to precipitation variability, California leads the way
  • Two reports with the same intention: finding ways to save water
  • Water issues to be featured during annual California Mitigation Summit
  • CWC survey asking about storage projects eligible for Prop. 1 funding
  • Looking for ways to get the most out of California’s environmental data
  • Clovis water summit will include latest water innovations, trends
February 18, 2015
  • Agency releases draft schedule and guidelines for Prop. 1 grant applications
  • Web site changes make it easier to apply for drinking water project funding
  • Drought response workshop to be held in Irvine next week
  • USGS posts results of study on nation’s groundwater quality
  • Independent panel set to focus on water use efficiency in the landscape industry
  • Water and climate change sections featured in new California’s Future report
  • Roundtable to look at socioeconomic relationship of forests and communities
February 11, 2015
  • Mountain counties host Water Plan presentation and cake-cutting event
  • Interactive maps provide local agencies with a water management planning tool
  • Water needs of disadvantaged communities addressed in list of recommendations
  • Advisory committee on potable reuse to meet in San Diego
  • Storage items on the agenda for the next water commission meeting
  • Extra material from infrastructure financing tools webinar posted online
  • Reclamation releases integrated resource plan for Central Valley Project
February 04, 2015
  • Implementation report provides update on first year of the Water Action Plan
  • Online survey available to help set agenda for water management conference
  • UWMP guidebook committee meeting next week in Los Angeles
  • Climate change tops the agenda of Bay Area flood protection conference
  • Water rights report looks for ways to improve enforcement during droughts
  • Grant applications being accepted for water recycling and reuse projects
  • Schedule set for series of six funding fairs throughout California
January 28, 2015
  • Draft Central Valley conservation strategy ready for public comment
  • Guidelines released for $150 million in urban flood project funding
  • New issue of Climate News Digest offers links to articles from around the world
  • SWAMP review offers insight to 14 years of program history
  • Bakersfield workshop will look at study on hydraulic fracturing in California
  • Splash: Deferred Action
January 21, 2015
  • Groundwater section of DWR Web site gets a new look
  • Water 101: A two-day workshop that will cover California’s water basics
  • RAND establishes water projects center to help with resilience to climate change
  • Public input requested to help with forest and rangeland assessment
  • Splash: Interactive map
January 14, 2015
  • Presentations, video from Update 2013 webinar, made available online
  • Water commission will begin year by electing new chair and vice chair
  • Online library offers dozens of water conservation videos
  • Results of hydraulic fracturing study to be released next week
  • New infrastructure financing tools explained in one-hour webinar
  • Splash: Water-energy nexus
January 07, 2015
  • California water issues on tap for day-long event next month in Auburn
  • Cloud seeding research project suggests increase for mountain snowfall
  • Colorado issues draft of first comprehensive state water plan
  • Video details drought impacts throughout the Colorado River system
  • Splash: Resource Management Strategies
2014 Return to Top of Page
December 31, 2014
  • Looking back at 2014
  • Looking ahead to California Water Plan Update 2018
  • Splash: Climate change
December 24, 2014
  • Update 2013 glossary posted online and is available for download
  • Forest service looking to generate dialog on monitoring options
  • Ideas on setting rates being offered at workshops for water utility managers
  • Report looks in the effectiveness of state water monitoring strategy
  • Splash: Collaborative process
December 17, 2014
  • Update 2013 briefing on the agenda for flood protection board meeting
  • Webinar offers an examination of technical information in Update 2013
  • DWR sets initial California groundwater basin prioritization
  • Nationwide water use drops 13 percent since 2005, lowest level in 45 years
  • Guidelines posted for $5 million in flood emergency response grants
  • Weekly Splash: Future Scenarios
December 10, 2014
  • Update 2013 briefing on the agenda of next week’s DSC meeting
  • Reports finds water quantity and quality is one of top areas for conservation investment
  • Governors’ association posts highlights from Sacramento drought forum
  • State agency urges respect for sacred sites of Native Americans
  • Weekly Splash: Butterfly Chart
December 3, 2014
  • Drought response report looks at condition of the state’s groundwater basins
  • Free webinar offers overview of California’s new groundwater laws
  • Federal agencies create climate toolkit to help U.S. communities
  • Two councils teaming up to promote integrated regional planning efforts
  • Splash: Roadmap to Action
November 26, 2014
  • Posting of final regional reports completes first three volumes of Update 2013
  • Australian water experts travelling to Sacramento to discuss drought solutions
  • Thirty indicators of climate change detailed in new EPA report
  • Report explores expansion of California’s reservoirs and groundwater storage
  • Reclamation set to discuss strategies for Sacramento and San Joaquin basins
  • Weekly Splash: Update 2013 Placemat
November 19, 2014
  • The role remote sensing plays in measuring valley and foothill drought impacts
  • New CURES Web site offers a wealth of data for the San Joaquin River
  • DSC getting updates on long-range weather forecasts and climate change impacts
  • Weekly Splash: Three Themes
November 12, 2014
  • North Lahontan added to list of regional reports released for Update 2013
  • Water commission meeting will focus on water use efficiency
  • Combining new technology with behavioral science to help reduce water use
  • PPIC to start new legislative session with drought event
  • Weekly Splash
November 05, 2014
  • South Coast regional report just posted for California Water Plan Update 2013
  • ITP set to begin work schedule focusing on landscape-related issues
  • Webinar for guidebook on urban water management plans set for next month
  • IRWM releases list of drought projects to receive $221 million in grants
  • Weekly Splash: Update 2013's five core messages
Special Water Plan Release eNews Edition
  • Details on today’s release of California Water Plan Update 2013
  • Links to: Water Plan Highlights booklet, Elements of the first three volumes, A Water Plan navigation guide.
  • The introduction of a new newsletter feature, the Weekly Splash
October 29, 2014
  • Governor’s office set to release final version of California Water Plan Update 2013
  • Grant program offering $2 million in funding for ag drainage programs
  • Symposium set to mark anniversary of landmark 1994 Mono Lake decision
  • Conservation ideas to be shared at annual CARCD conference
October 22, 2014
  • All IRWM stakeholders invited to next month’s DWR workshop
  • Secretary Laird urges participation for action on integrated water management
  • Pentagon provides roadmap for plan to deal with climate change
  • Annual report calls for California to adopt wide-ranging water strategy
  • Webinars will offer guidance on general plan flood risk amendments
  • Plugging leaks and reducing loss is the focus of a water utility workshop
October 15, 2014
  • Guidelines and PSP released for Water Energy Grant Program
  • Forum takes on issues flowing around the Sacramento River Watershed
  • CBC to look at advanced integrated regional planning partnership
  • Making the economic case for measures that can reduce wildfires
  • Flood warning system workshop offered this month in Washington
  • Overdue earthquakes could pose a threat to state’s water supply
October 08, 2014
  • Water Plan briefing on the agenda for the next CWC meeting
  • Draft state plan for safe drinking water is ready for public comment
  • CDFA accepting applications for second round of farm improvement grants
  • New guide will help in getting general plans to meet state law
  • Delta Dialogues covers the process of dealing with the region’s problems
  • Collaboration on water data is the focus of next week’s brown bag seminar
October 01, 2014
  • Reclamation seeking ideas for water strategies in the Central Valley
  • Drought seminar offers look at legal and policy issues facing California
  • State, federal officials team up to announce draft desert conservation plan
  • Forest fire dangers outlined in new Sierra Nevada report
  • Strategic Growth Council sets draft guidelines for sustainable communities program
  • Looking for a way to deal with climate change while protecting the economy
September 24, 2014
  • $200 million in drought funding recommendations released by DWR
  • Climate change in the Central Valley explored in new federal report
  • Habitat restoration issue paper adopted by Delta Stewardship Council
  • Foundation offering basic education on California Water issues
  • Growth council spells out draft guidelines for ag grants program
  • DSC to receive overview of draft Interim Science Action Agenda
September 17, 2014
  • Advisory committee plans first webinar for 2015 Urban Water Management Plan Guidebook
  • A big year for groundwater sets the stage for the annual GRAC conference
  • EIR in the works for the SWP Water Supply Contract Extension Project
  • Desalination conference to be held next month in Monterey
  • What California can learn from work being done on the Mekong River
  • Presentations and posters sought for The Wildlife Society’s annual meeting
September 10, 2014
  • DWR review provides look at progress of IRWM in California
  • Using bond financing to make improvements in the water infrastructure
  • East Branch Extension and water facilities inspection on tap for CWC
  • Brown bag seminar turns attention toward seawater desalination in California
  • Weighing the pros and cons of expanding surface storage on the San Joaquin River
  • Fresh water focus will be the theme of a Bay-Delta workshop
September 03, 2014
  • Biodiversity council to look at alignment proposal for integrated regional planning
  • Water Education Foundation’s Web site gets a new look
  • EPA workshop will offer tools and information to Central California utilities
  • Wildlife Conservation Board adopts is first five-year strategic plan
  • AWE initiative aims to strike a balance between water conservation and rising rates
August 27, 2014
  • Water theme chosen for California Native American Day celebration
  • Water Plan presentation to be part of annual conference of conservation districts
  • USGS report pegs California’s daily water use at 38 billion gallons
  • State flood response coordination meetings begin next month
  • U.S. Forest Service set to take next step in revising forest plans
  • Application available for mussel infestation prevention grants
August 20, 2014
  • Tribal committee touts Water Plan, water summit on list of accomplishments
  • Work to update urban water management guide will begin with webinar
  • Event offers documentary films on California communities without safe water
  • Two public meetings remain for guidelines on water and energy grant program
  • Implementation of the Delta Plan to be discussed at public workshop
August 13, 2014
  • DWR posts list of applications for IRWM drought grant funding
  • CWC to receive briefing on potential of California’s untapped water supply
  • Final agenda released for annual floodplain management conference
  • Groundwater study finds high depletion rate in the Colorado River Basin
  • Water board to consider guidelines for school drought outreach program
  • Balancing water utility revenue with conservation examined in non-profit report
  • Brown bag seminar will put recent California hydrology in context
August 06, 2014
  • Update to 2009 strategy looks at reducing climate risks in California
  • Stanford site provides Californians with lessons on the importance of groundwater
  • Advancing the idea of setting sustainable water management standards
  • Drought planning report examines strategies in the U.S., Australia
  • PEST technical training workshop to be held in Davis next month
  • DWR’s tribal policy advisor takes the wraps off a new Web site
July 30, 2014
  • Legislature receives CII report on water use best management practices
  • Multiple scenarios worth considering for natural resource planning
  • NASA’s satellite images offer insight to drought impacts
  • Climate action team opens draft research plan to public comment
  • PPIC one-page fact sheet provides a picture of California’s water use
  • Research foundation adds IWM to list of water focus areas
July 23, 2014
  • IWM annual report looks at 2013’s highlights and accomplishments
  • Drought seminar will include look at legal and policy issues
  • Taking NASA research and applying it to California’s regional water management
  • Little Hoover Commission offers some climate change ideas for California
  • Comments being accepted on plans for urban flood risk reduction program
  • USACE database provides updated information on the nation’s levees and floodwalls
July 16, 2014
  • Public input being sought for state’s climate change assessment
  • UC Davis report looks at the drought’s economic impact on agriculture
  • DWR using online survey to find ways to help California water agencies
  • Series of funding fairs continues next month with stop in Redding
  • Report finds room for improvement in groundwater management plans
  • Land subsidence cause and effects to be discussed at UC Davis
July 09, 2014
  • Governor’s water action plan, NODOS on next water commission agenda
  • Proposed desalination amendments for ocean plan to be discussed next month
  • 2014 grant solicitation FAQs added to IRWM program site
  • Environmental justice grants available for safe drinking water projects
  • California farmland conversion trends detailed in new report
  • Agriculture and Land Stewardship Web site offers project strategies
July 02, 2014
  • Documentary looks at the quest for safe drinking water in the Inyo-Mono region
  • Economic impacts of climate change detailed in Risky Business Project report
  • Water sessions to be included at international infrastructure conference
  • Desalination grant recommendations up for comment at July 9 meeting
  • Floodplain management conference set for September in Santa Clara
  • Strategic Growth Council awarding more than $40 million in grants
June 25, 2014
  • Draft guidelines released for water and energy grant program
  • Energy department explores the connection between water and energy systems
  • ACWA drought report says California can’t hesitate in taking action
  • Bringing universities and industry together to find urban water use solutions
  • Drought making it difficult for water utilities to cover their costs
  • Integrated water resources workshop set for UC Davis next month
June 18, 2014
  • $10 million in grant funding available for ag projects that improve water efficiency
  • Upgraded CIMIS Web site providing better data to farmers and the public
  • State water board issues new order covering use of recycled water
  • Registration opens for this summer’s climate adaptation forum
  • Brown bag seminar gives Delta restoration the integrative treatment
  • New partnership program to provide funding for conservation projects
June 11, 2014
  • Final CASGEM groundwater Basin Prioritization released and posted
  • California Water Commission announces June meeting and posts agenda
  • Free irrigation technology seminar being offered next week at Fresno State
  • Study finds opportunities to address flood risks by meshing IRWM and RFMP
  • U.S Forest Service hosting public workshops for forest plan revisions
  • New guide offers principles for carrying out conservation in a changing climate
June 04, 2014
  • Applications being accepted for $200 million in drought grant funding
  • Four flood projects to receive $3.3 million in funding from the YFFPP
  • EPA’s EnviroAtlas helps measure the benefits nature provides
  • ACWA’s annual regulatory summit to focus on headwaters management
  • Water webinar offers cost-effective ways for utilities to plug their leaks
  • Federal review updates trends in freshwater availability and use
May 28, 2014
  • North-of-Delta Offstream Storage study highlights and reports posted by DWR
  • Water foundation report offers recommendations for dealing with land subsidence
  • Two-day summit to discuss environmental data set for next week
  • California rangeland workshop will consider several ecosystem scenarios
  • SWAP enters the second phase of the development process
  • Mapping tool provides insight on potential sea level rise damage
May 21, 2014
  • Drought briefing will cover impacts being felt in the Delta
  • Report lists recommendations for sustainable groundwater management in California
  • Independent panel delivers Delta outflows report to State Water Resources Control Board
  • A chance to rate five years of effort to implement the Delta Vision Strategic Plan
  • AWRA offering free download of issue on the future of water resources
  • Registration opens for international water conference in San Francisco
May 14, 2014
  • Governor asks Californians to make the most of water-saving efforts this month
  • Rolling water treatment plant will be put to the test in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Stanford report offers ideas for researching the water-energy connection
  • Precipitation symposium focuses attention on California’s flood potential
  • Conference will look at water problems in California and the Colorado River Basin
  • Proposed forest groundwater policy will be discussed during national webinar
May 07, 2014
  • Groundwater report details potential shortages brought on by the drought
  • Workshop will take on challenges facing north state small water systems
  • Forest service developing new directive to consider impacts on groundwater
  • Drought and climate change get top billing at Sierra water summit
  • Annual State Water Project report made available by DWR
  • $4 million in water project funding available for disadvantaged communities
April 30, 2014
  • Governor asking Californians to double up their water conservation efforts
  • Scoping meetings set for program that will fund water and energy projects
  • Roundtable focuses on connections that can resolve water conflicts
  • State water board accepting comments for plan on recycled water use
  • Sharing ideas for creating sustainable urban landscapes in California
  • A chance to hear what it takes to create a New California Water Atlas
April 23, 2014
  • With the makeover complete, wraps are taken off new and improved IRWM Web site
  • Four workshops remain for environmental goals and policy report
  • Task force develops list of ways for improving groundwater basins
  • GRA planning two-day event to address groundwater issues
  • How increased forest management can pay off in reduced wildfire risk
  • Public input sought for development of Delta’s science action agenda
  • Registration still available for next month’s water technology conference
April 16, 2014
  • Making a push for improving California’s relationship with water
  • Report provides a roadmap for a sustainable water future in California
  • Federal funding available for feasibility studies on reclaiming wastewater
  • New federal strategy for balancing the uses of public lands
  • Documentary looks at the struggles of Californians without safe water
  • Additional watershed workshops added for Vacaville, Kings Beach
  • The next Sierra Cascades dialog session will be a hunt for common ground
April 9, 2014
  • IRWM strategic plan yields list of investment strategies
  • FloodSAFE California report lists accomplishments and investments for 2013
  • Public comments being accepted for IRWM’s draft grant guidelines and PSP 
  • CDFA allotted $10 million to go toward agricultural water conservation efforts
  • Water commission to look at issues being faced by disadvantaged communities
  • Mountain counties group sets policy principles for Sierra headwaters
April 2, 2014
  • Proceedings from California Tribal Water Summit made available online
  • Water technology conference set for May 8 in Fresno County
  • Forest service bringing in experts to discuss watershed and fire management
  • Arizona looks at strategies to help create water supply sustainability
  • Report offers thoughts and perspectives on Colorado River issues
  • UC Davis videos offer a virtual tour of California water issues
  • Two conservancies team up to address common water issues
March 26, 2014
  • Biodiversity council will focus on improving agency alignment
  • ARB opens comment period for scoping plan’s draft environmental analysis
  • New report details stakeholder input on strategic plan for IRWM in California
  • Collaborative approaches for the Delta Plan on agenda for DSC
  • LAO looks at management of groundwater resources, offers recommendation
  • Central Valley Project report looks at strategies for dealing with climate change
March 19, 2014
  • SWRCB member added to agenda for final Water Plan 2013 meeting
  • PPIC plans a range of discussions on paying for water in California
  • New database provides details on California’s conservation easements
  • Environmental modeling conference coming to San Diego in June
  • USFS to host forest management and water reliability symposium
  • Report puts a dollar value on the USACE civil works programs
  • Connections between climate, energy, food and water to be discussed at Stanford
March 12, 2014
  • Final meeting for Water Plan 2013 will include a look ahead to 2018
  • Tree ring study may provide help for California’s drought preparedness
  • State survey looking for details on local and regional water projects
  • Impacts of water quality standards is on agenda for next CWC meeting
  • Davis workshop to take on climate change and groundwater problems
  • Funding fairs have free information on grant and loan opportunities
  • Water roundtable in Washington, DC will cover wide range of issues
March 05, 2014
  • Water Plan’s water sustainability work on display in Virginia
  • USACE report on integrated management lines up with California water plans
  • Basin study update available during next week’s WebEx meeting
  • California forum accepting proposals for climate change topics
  • Early registration for annual water policy conference available until March 14
  • Second phase of DWR’s system reoperation study posted online
February 26, 2014
  • DWR webinar offers information on emergency water rate structures
  • California and Nevada water rate survey results being made available by AWWA
  • Water is on the agenda for next U.S. Forest Service dialog
  • Reclamation report looks at potential for new San Joaquin River dam
  • Panel provides SWRCB with ideas on inflow criteria for the Delta
  • Wildlife conservation board posts draft of five-year strategic plan
February 19, 2014
  • $131 million in grants awarded to IRWM projects throughout California
  • CWC workshop on small water systems will include impacts of drought
  • Water consumption report looks at country’s vulnerability to shortages
  • EPA releases updated version of stormwater calculator application
  • Second state watershed management forum set for this month in Riverside
  • Groundwater issues on the agenda for two conferences Sacramento
February 12, 2014
  • Two Water Plan committees to hold joint session next month in Sacramento
  • California’s environmental goals to be discussed at workshops across the state
  • Listening sessions focus on beneficial water uses for Native Americans
  • Draft scoping plan looks at ways for California to reduce greenhouse gases
  • UC Riverside professor looks at effect of block rates on water uses efficiency
  • Funding requests for drinking water projects begin with new pre-application
  • Water commission sets agenda for next week’s meeting in Sacramento
February 05, 2014
  • California drought update information available online
  • ITP hosting workshop on draft urban water management plan
  • Extended abstracts for international salinity forum due on Friday
  • Study outlines ways IRWM can be used to help disadvantaged communities
  • SRWP stakeholder meeting to be held next week in Chico
  • PPIC looks at looming challenges for water management in California
January 29, 2014
  • Governor’s water action plan sets out goals and vision for the next five years
  • NIDIS offering forum to examine drought outlook in California
  • The future of water in California to be discussed at a Sacramento conference
  • IRWM looking for public input on revising grant solicitation guidelines
  • Ag network finds common ground for aligning interests of various groups
  • Tribal leaders and USGS team up to work on water quality and availability issues
January 22, 2014
  • Groundwater contaminants get a close look next month in Concord
  • Irrigation professionals to discuss improved water supply management
  • Maintaining effective conservation methods under the cloud of climate change
  • Water and environmental modeling forum heading to Folsom for annual meeting
  • USGS portal provides access to sediment information from across the country
  • The story of developing an integrated water and land management tool
January 15, 2014
  • New memo calls for water use reduction at state facilities
  • Deadline for desalination grant applications extended to end of January
  • Looking at potential ways for getting water investments to pay off
  • Public comments being accepted on addendum to IRWM guidelines
  • Study of oil and gas technology will include look at hydraulic fracturing
  • Two chances for public to learn more about the state’s plan for facing climate risks
January 08, 2014
  • Results of Sierra snow survey prompts renewed call for water conservation
  • California’s dry conditions on agenda for next week’s CWC meeting
  • GRACE satellites providing weekly images of US drought data
  • Irrigation institute conference will take on water and energy issues in California
  • Getting a lesson in promoting stormwater outreach programs
  • Salt and nutrient management seminar offers overview of Central Valley efforts
2013 Return to Top of Page
December 31, 2013
  • Small numbers expected as DWR gets ready for first snow survey of the season
  • Urban water management plan recommendations ready for review
  • 45 California farmers and ranchers honored for their environmental stewardship
  • Federal departments team up to promote water quality trading
  • Learning to use a process that will help get the most value out of nature
December 24, 2013
  • UC Davis workshop offers economic models for agricultural water use
  • IEP for the San Francisco Estuary heading to Folsom for annual workshop
  • Deadline for submitting salinity forum abstracts is set for next week
  • Science experts to present Delta outflow data at February workshop
December 18, 2013
  • With another potential dry year on the way, DWR names drought management team
  • Draft report details delivery reliability of State Water Project
  • Comment period opens for plan to measure benefits of water storage projects
  • Tool featured at Sonoma conference for integrated water and land management
  • CDFA task force releases recommendations for tracking and reporting nitrogen use
  • Delta Regional Report on agenda for next month’s DPAC meeting
December 11, 2013
  • Sacramento River forum materials being made available online
  • Public review draft comments posted, under review by experts
  • Draft plan on preparing for climate change released by Brown administration
  • Community shows water conservation doesn’t always lead to big rate increases
  • Comment period opening this week for BDCP and related documents
  • Registration opens for workshops on the next phase of CASGEM
December 04, 2013
  • Deadline reminder: Volume 2 Water Plan comments must be in by Monday
  • Getting ready for another year of potential drought conditions in California
  • Coastal commission offers hearing, webinar on sea-level rise document
  • Environmental goals and policies up for discussion at next SGC meeting
  • Johnson Foundation report has ideas for getting water and energy utilities to team up
  • Two new models offer ways to help meet California’s future water needs
November 27, 2013
  • Disadvantaged Community – Environmental Justice Caucus (DAC/EJ) meeting announced
  • Update 2013 highlights workshop announced
  • USGS documents land subsidence in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Sacramento River Regional Forum next month in Redding
  • 2014 DWR grant funding for desalination announced
  • EPA report assesses California’s watersheds
November 20, 2013
  • Workshop will cover elements to be included in the Water Plan highlights
  • CWC taking comments on draft documents for measuring water project benefits
  • President Obama announces partnership to assist with drought preparation
  • Federal toolbox offers help in building sustainable water management partnerships
  • EPA report weighs the importance of water to the nation’s economy
  • Bardini to participate in annual Investing in California’s Water seminar
November 13, 2013
  • Flood future report outlines recommendations for managing California’s risks
  • CWC agenda will include a look at the Water Plan’s public review draft
  • Desalination PSP being prepared for up to $8.7 million in funding
  • Forest service dialog series will look at wildland fire issues
  • New state criteria will help cities and counties with flood management plans
  • Workshop will look at water problem similarities between California and Australia
November 06, 2013
  • Public draft of California Water Action Plan is posted and ready for comments
  • President issues executive order to prepare nation for the effects of climate change
  • Tulare forum offers wide-ranging look at groundwater issues
  • New agenda posted for this month’s CARCD meeting and conference
  • USACE module explains collaborative water resources modeling
  • Second phase completed in development of ag land stewardship strategies
October 30, 2013
  • Comments on the first volume of the Water Plan due in less than three weeks
  • Webinar will look at ways to bridge gaps and generate water and energy savings
  • SGC considering final guidelines for sustainable community planning grants
  • FloodSAFE Focus newsletter provides details on levee repairs, floodplain maps
  • Dozens of authors offer ideas for investing in natural infrastructure
October 23, 2013
  • Regional reports from Water Plan’s public review draft made available online
  • Next week’s plenary meeting will feature discussions on all volumes of the Water Plan
  • Group focuses on building a network dedicated to social sustainability
  • EPA provides free calculator to help reduce stormwater runoff
October 16, 2013
  • Volume 3: Water Plan’s draft resource management strategies posted
  • Round 2 of IRWM strategic plan workshops begins tomorrow
  • CDFA group report looks at climate change effects on specialty crops
  • Water Boards looking for ways to promote groundwater cooperation
  • $10 million awarded to projects that mitigate environmental impacts
October 09, 2013
  • Comments being accepted for volume 1 of Water Plan’s public review draft
  • Agenda posted and RSVPs being accepted for Water Plan plenary meeting
  • Task force set to approve final draft of BMP report to the Legislature
  • Goals and policies spelled out in California’s climate future report
  • Public benefits and water regulation on agenda for water commission
  • Air board releases draft of GHG emissions reduction report
October 02, 2013
  • First Water Plan volume released as public review draft becomes available
  • 45-day comment period for each volume, reviewer’s guide offers help with submissions
  • Executive summary details the Water Plan’s roadmap for action
September 25, 2013
  • Recap of integrated water management summit made available in new report
  • Upcoming Water Plan regional forums will cover North Coast and South Coast
  • $92 million in stormwater flood management grants awarded to 10 agencies
  • Flood emergency response grants awarded to 14 local agencies
  • Fish and Wildlife sets meetings to get public input on SWAP
September 18, 2013
  • Eight Water Plan regional forums scheduled over the next five weeks
  • Updated agenda for Water Plan plenary meeting includes addition of speaker
  • New database provides look at agriculture’s ecosystem benefits
  • Land Use Caucus sets Oct. 10 for next meeting date
  • Stanford program explores the connection between water and energy
September 11, 2013
  • RSVPs being accepted for next month’s Water Plan plenary meeting
  • DWR finalizes guidelines to help agencies make flood system repairs
  • Drought response workshop to be held in Fountain Valley
  • Water commission heading to Oroville for next week’s meeting
  • Growth council ready to deliver annual report to the Legislature
  • Ag committee considering changes to water management practices
September 04, 2013
  • Water resource sustainability papers from EWRI conference posted online
  • Water commission, food and ag board holding joint meeting next week
  • Indicator-based water sustainability assessment review
  • Two October meetings slated for IRWM draft plan review process
  • Five workshops put on the calendar for the IRWM strategic plan
August 28, 2013
  • Colorado River kicks off next round of Water Plan regional forums
  • SWAN to evaluate results of Central Valley resource management strategies
  • Report offers strategies and lessons for flood and drought policies
  • Water use adjustment criteria to be discussed at Urban Stakeholder Committee meeting
  • Sacramento River Watershed forum on tap for Sept. 17
  • Rural and urban resource balancing act is on agenda for CARCD conference
August 21, 2013
  • Save the date for the next Water Plan plenary meeting in Sacramento
  • Climate adaptation strategy workshop series begins next month
  • Water sustainability framework to be presented at council meeting
  • Groundwater association’s two-day conference and meeting set for October
  • Getting the nitrate out: Two-day workshop will have the latest technologies
August 14, 2013
  • CWC to review updated draft of regulations for public benefits of water projects
  • Public hearing set for next week on proposed change in ag water reporting
  • Free webinar will cover ideas for improving stormwater management
  • Regulation approval clears way for Delta Plan to take effect Sept. 1
  • One meeting postponed, two others set to take place next week
  • Ukiah is the next stop for a series of CFCC funding fairs
August 07, 2013
  • Water Plan’s desalination chapter to get workshop treatment
  • Calculator offers insight to household water usage
  • Energy report looks at climate change threats to power plants
  • Workshop offers details on Delta flood project grants
  • Survey will help develop web portal for safe swimming conditions
July 31, 2013
  • Desalination is next in the lineup of workshops for the Water Plan
  • Stakeholder input at IRWM workshops is detailed in new report
  • Research council report gives federal agencies guidance on sustainability issues
  • DWR posts guidelines and PSP for Delta flood emergency response projects
  • Watershed University offers information on flood risk and hazard mitigation
  • Toolkit helps build on relationship between water and energy resources
July 24, 2013
  • WaterWiki offers a place to publish water-related articles and reports
  • Nitrates workshop will look at ways to meet drinking water standards
  • California becomes first state to receive ecological footprint report
  • Agencies agree to partnership for protecting water supplies from wildfire damage
  • Groundwater management in the spotlight at this year’s ACWA summit
July 17, 2013
  • A Water Plan first: Progress report released for Update 2009
  • Financial portion of Water Plan up for review and discussion this week
  • Notes from Water Plan web-a-thon being made available online
  • Technical panel to discuss Urban Water Management Planning Act next week
  • Water conservation program on display at the California State Fair
July 10, 2013
  • DWR workgroup looking at strategies to help maintain agriculture in the Delta
  • Cattle grazing and clean water both find a place in national forests
  • Shasta Dam draft plans placed online, ready for public comment
  • DWR posts lists of awards and recommendations for Proposition 84 funding
  • New location for meeting on water quality and supply in California forests
  • Water commission to receive presentation on hydraulic fracturing
July 03, 2013
  • Governor asking Californians to make July Water Smart Month
  • Agenda posted for follow-up to Water Plan objectives web-a-thon
  • Tribal governments invited to sessions for updated Climate Adaptation Strategy
  • Two new online sources offering information on California’s wetlands
  • First draft of Delta Science Plan is ready for public comment
  • California’s irrigation systems get a close look from DWR, UC Davis
June 26, 2013
  • Need information on California water issues? This site probably has it
  • Report assesses climate change elements in urban water management plans
  • Ag roundtable offers guidelines to deal with effects of nitrogen on groundwater
  • New Central Valley draft regional flood atlases made available online
  • The concept of ecosystem services gets a boost from Defenders of Wildlife
June 19, 2013
  • Follow-up session will continue discussions started at Water Plan web-a-thon
  • Cal/EPA ready to lend an ear at next week’s tribal listening sessions
  • Southern California workshop to provide a look at state water rates
  • DWR releases draft funding recommendations for flood management grant program
  • USGS report looks at land subsidence in the Coachella Valley
  • Conservancy’s report, video detail investment in California’s watershed
June 12, 2013
  • Additional materials posted for this week’s Water Plan web-a-thon
  • RSVPs being accepted for next week’s Mountain Counties Regional Forum
  • EPA finds California water infrastructure needs $44.5 billion through 2030
  • Water commission to discuss public benefits of water storage projects
  • ARB looking for public input on California’s emission reduction plan
June 05, 2013
  • Mountain Counties Regional Forum set up as a webinar and conference call
  • Web-a-thon wrap-up session is on the calendar for July 9
  • Two water quality sites moved to new web addresses
  • USGS report takes a look at groundwater depletion across the country
  • Committee will look at water quality and supply in California forests
May 29, 2013
  • Agenda posted for Water Plan’s implementation objectives web-a-thon
  • Newsletter provides details on process for updated State Wildlife Action Plan
  • Online symposium will discuss climate change adaptation for governments, tribes
  • Ratings system can help infrastructure projects meet sustainability goals
  • Seminar offers ideas on making a better connection between agencies and citizens
May 22, 2013
  • Objectives/Actions Web-a-thon coming in June
  • Mountain Counties Regional Forum set
  • Online resource demonstrates river and floodplain interaction
  • USGS delivers report to congress on national water census
  • Delta planning update
May 15, 2013
  • Webinar for second draft of 2013 Water Plan finance chapter
  • DWR hosting regional workshops to develop strategic plan for IRWM
  • USBR holds first public Sacramento-San Joaquin Basin study meeting
  • CUWCC to host two retail water conservation pricing workshops
  • New report on climate change in California and the southwest
May 8, 2013
  • California Tribal Water Summit advances guiding principles and implementation framework
  • May webinars will cover shared values, groundwater storage tool
  • Change of plans: Water Plan plenary meeting moved back one week
  • Water commission to receive briefing on consumption-based urban water rate structure
  • Update on sustainability indicators on the agenda for Strategic Growth Council
May 1, 2013
  • Land use objective for Water Plan on the agenda for next week’s caucus meeting
  • Resolution to strengthen government agency alignment gets endorsements
  • AWRA’s webinar series looks at IRWM efforts from around the country
  • Do you have questions about the basics of IRWM? This guide has the answers
  • GRA symposium offers latest approaches to managed aquifer recharge
April 24, 2013
  • Financial planning framework up for discussion at Public Advisory Committee meeting
  • New guide provides strategies to deal with water-related effects of climate change
  • DWR releases draft funding list for ag water use efficiency project proposals
  • Advisory committee to discuss future GAMA funding
  • GRA sets date for second web seminar on salt and nutrient management plan
April 17, 2013
  • Water Technology Caucus sets two meetings for discussion of water future report
  • Annual watershed day coming to the state capitol next week
  • Workshop will look at methods that could lead to better drought prediction
  • Conservancy’s report chronicles the story behind the Delta Dialogues
  • SWP water supply contract negotiations begin next month in Sacramento
  • Assessment of Sierra National Forest to be discussed at three public meetings
April 10, 2013
  • Caucus set to discuss groundwater portions of Water Plan this week
  • Agency alignment up for discussion at next week’s CWC meeting
  • New national strategy will help with climate change adaptation
  • Outreach meetings scheduled to discuss draft California flood future report
  • Federal agencies draft principles and requirements for water investments
  • Technical panel asking for public input on urban water use efficiency ideas
  • California headwaters get policy treatment from water agency association
April 03, 2013
  • Water Plan’s finance framing chapter to be discussed at caucus meeting
  • Water Technology Caucus agendas posted for three April meetings
  • Flood futures report released this morning by DWR and USACE
  • IRWM workshop series gets underway next week in Clovis
  • DWR releases initial funding list for flood management projects
  • This Friday is the early registration deadline for modeling forum in Folsom
March 27, 2013
  • Integrated water management summit and conference on tap for next week
  • BDCP releases three more draft chapters, sets date for public meeting
  • Comments being accepted for draft report on Small Erosion Repair Program
  • Save the date for the next meeting in the Sierra Cascades Dialog series
  • Series of six funding fairs for water projects begins April 10
March 20, 2013
  • DWR chooses seven members to sit on new technical panel
  • Water campaign offers ideas, calculator to help reduce household use
  • New effort begins on development of regional flood management plans
  • U.S. Forest Service planning water and fire workshops for the Sierra
  • Save the date for June’s California Extreme Precipitation Symposium
March 13, 2013
  • North Coast Regional Forum will be held as webinar and conference call
  • Finance, groundwater caucuses set next meeting dates in Sacramento
  • Water technology highlights a busy caucus schedule in April
  • Safe water report and environmental justice to be discussed on April 9
  • Applicants wanted for Central Valley levee repair work group
  • Briefings will cover next steps for Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
March 6, 2013
  • Water toolbox offers access to a variety of IWRM information and links
  • Evaluating public benefits of water projects on CWC workshop agenda
  • Central Valley draft flood system repair guidelines ready for public comment
  • Cal EMA meetings will help set the stage for a catastrophic flood response plan
  • EPA report lists the elements behind equitable development strategies
February 27, 2013
  • Water management summit and conference now accepting online registration
  • UC Davis sets dates for climate change and water policy workshop
  • With 2013 off to a dry start, DWR has links to drought information
  • Project proposals being accepted for new round of urban greening grants
  • Federal report provides help with short-term water management decisions
February 20, 2013
  • Workshop series will help determine the future of IRWM in California
  • Guidelines posted for emergency preparedness and response grants
  • Webinar will help water managers put a value on watersheds
  • Advisory panel to make recommendations on groundwater grant requests
  • EWRI offering climate change symposium for California water managers
February 13, 2013
  • Registration still open for Water Plan’s Public Advisory Committee meeting
  • New details posted for April’s water management summit and conference
  • Commission to consider ag water measurement regulation amendment
  • Webinar on CEC in aquatic ecosystems on tap for tomorrow
  • Strategic Growth Council looking at environmental goals and policy this week
  • GRAC webinar series offers details on recycled water recharge
February 06, 2013
  • Back-to-back Water Plan meetings on tap for next Wednesday
  • Public Advisory Committee to get progress report on Water Plan objectives
  • Governor, Legislature receive report on contaminated drinking water supplies
  • Groundwater workshop offers help in developing collaborative leadership
  • Sacramento River Watershed Program revises 2013 workshop schedule
January 30, 2013
  • Mark your calendars for the summit and conference on integrated water management
  • Stakeholder committee to discuss amending ag water regulation form
  • Biodiversity council posts updated agenda for program alignment meeting
  • Three districts receive $50,000 grants for water management plans
  • Violations of water standards found in dozens of small community system
January 23, 2013
  • Urban Stakeholder Committee meeting next week to look at SBX7-7
  • BMS/GRanTS ready to accept Proposition 84 grant applications
  • Searching for a balance between water conservation and declining utility revenues
  • Series of webinars will help develop salt and nutrient management plans
  • Summit provides insight on climate change and California agriculture
  • SCEWRI symposium will look at climate change effects on California hydrology
January 16, 2013
  • Development of IRWM strategic plan will include five public workshops
  • Water budgeting certification program available at next month’s irrigation conference
  • Free website offers water data from around the world
  • EPA webinar to outline new criteria for water recreation areas
  • Outreach program pumps up the benefits of capturing stormwater
  • AWRA recommends US move toward integrated water resources management
January 9, 2013
  • Water Plan meeting schedule begins to take shape for 2013
  • SWAN workshop will provide update on Water Plan future scenarios
  • CBC looks to align conservation programs in government agencies
  • Public benefits of water projects on next week’s agenda for CWC
  • Delta Science Program and CABA to host Delta flows seminar at UC Davis
  • Looking at how water portfolios may benefit California farmers
January 2, 2013
  • DWR releases draft PSP for up to $10.5 million in grants for desalination project
  • Nominations being accepted for DWR’s new independent technical panel
  • Reclamation webinar will discuss water efficiency in Colorado River Basin
  • Nine principles to guide the adaptation of ecosystems to climate change
  • Effects of climate change on forests and rangelands to be discussed next week
  • Delta Dialogues recap, talk of second phase available online
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December 26, 2012
  • Portion of Water Plan released in Spanish
  • Draft version of Water Plan assumptions and estimates available online
  • Plenary meeting materials and presentations posted on Water Plan website
  • California Natural Resources Agency adopts final policy for tribal consultation
  • Draft report on California’s flood future
December 19, 2012
  • IRWM strategic plan workshops being planned for April
  • Irrigation innovation to be featured at next year’s annual conference
  • Two-part workshop on flood frequency analysis will begin next month
  • Conservation board awards grants for fish and wildlife habitat projects
  • California’s water footprint detailed in new report from the Pacific Institute
  • EPA provides summary for workshop on water and the U.S. economy
December 12, 2012
  • Water Plan’s Delta Regional Forum to be held Friday in Antioch
  • Applications being accepted for stormwater flood management grants
  • U.S. Forest Service planning two days of dialogs on Sierra Nevada and Cascades
  • Experimental forecast tool suggests drier than normal conditions for most of state
  • Survey provides insight to irrigation methods used by California farmers
  • DWR releases distribution list for $9 million worth of Proposition 84 grants
December 5, 2012
  • Advisory committee to discuss agency collaboration on water management
  • Draft report on California’s flood future looks at risks and recommendations
  • DWR provides real-time storm updates via Facebook and Twitter
  • California Water Commission to receive briefing on forest management strategy
  • Grant program guidelines and two proposal solicitation packages released by DWR
  • Final draft of Delta Plan, related documents released by Delta Stewardship Council
November 28, 2012
  • California Natural Resources Agency adopts final policy for tribal consultation
  • California river parkway projects to receive $34 million in state funding
  • Federal grants available for water conservation and sustainability projects
  • United States and Mexico reach agreement on managing the Colorado River
  • Summit and symposium offer presentations on rangeland issues
November 21, 2012
  • Next month’s Water Plan meeting schedule starts with caucuses on Dec. 12
  • Watershed program inviting stakeholders to attend annual meeting next week
  • DSC sets a new timeline for the development of a final Delta Plan
  • Water marketing and groundwater banking on PPIC agenda
  • Free webinar will spotlight some of the new water quality apps
November 14, 2012
  • Cover story looks at DWR’s plan to reduce its carbon footprint
  • CRWFS makes the case for expanding California’s water storage opportunities
  • Applications being accepted for $21 million in water project grants
  • CRAE offers ideas for conservation incentives on private California land
  • Registration discount for watershed forum available until Saturday
  • EPA provides summary for workshop on water and the U.S. economy
November 7, 2012
  • Busy schedule for Nov. 20: Two Water Plan RMS workshops in one day
  • Revisions made to strategic plan for integrated regional water management
  • California IRWM initiative highlighted in AWRA case studies report
  • Final version of agricultural water management guidebook posted by DWR
  • CWC set to discuss and take comments on public benefits of water projects
  • WestFAST project will try to get state and federal agencies on the same page
October 31, 2012
  • Chemicals of concern get attention in report on California’s aquatic ecosystems
  • Growth council to introduce new executive team at next week’s meeting
  • Details on drought issues, national portal shared during recent workshop
  • Public input sought for new standards on geothermal heat exchange wells
  • FloodSAFE Focus details plans on PSP for $9 million in stream restoration funding
  • Robust webinar offers help in developing flexible management plans
October 24, 2012
  • Water Plan progress report will help set the stage for the 2013 edition
  • Guidelines released for $5 million in regional flood management plan funding
  • Looking into the salinity issues developing in California’s Central Valley
  • Conservation district sets agenda for next month’s conference in San Diego
  • Task force submits draft report on best management practices, asks for public comments
  • Water Plan sustainability framework featured in EWRI newsletter
October 17, 2012
  • Flood preparedness week runs through Saturday in California
  • Workshop will provide guidance on ag water efficiency proposal solicitation package
  • “Slingshot” portable water purification systems to be shipped around the world
  • Brown bag event looks at climate change and flood protection in the Netherlands
  • DWR plans second climate change workshop for later this month
October 10, 2012
  • Pollution prevention RMS workshop added to Water Plan calendar
  • Cost of compliance workshop to be held by SWRCB next week
  • Water commission to get briefings on Water Plan and statewide flood planning
  • Website makeover: DWR’s home page takes on a new look
  • EPA offering free webinar to learn about using new water quality portal
  • Progress report details findings by Bay-Delta evaluation program
October 3, 2012
  • Climate change and companion plans on agenda for Water Plan graphics meeting
  • Orange County set to host drought response workshop next month
  • Strategic Growth Council makes two appointments to top leadership posts
  • California included in a study on restoring degraded meadows
  • Federal agencies to use conflict resolution for water, environmental issues
September 26, 2012
  • Water Plan’s Public Advisory Committee cancels October meeting
  • Ag committee to review comments on guidebook for water suppliers
  • EPA webinar will look at ways water utilities can benefit from solar power
  • How to deal with all that information? CCST looks at the possibilities
  • Online water utility climate survey remains available through Friday
  • WestFAST newsletter has updates on drought report and Bay Delta action plan
September 19, 2012
  • Water Plan plenary meeting presentations and other materials posted online
  • Details for planning process of IRWM now available on DWR website
  • DWR releases PSP for up to $25 million in flood project funding
  • State finalizes planning guide for dealing with climate change
  • Summit on Silicon Valley watersheds set for this weekend
  • Oregon makes state history with integrated water resources strategy
September 12, 2012
  • Water Plan plenary meeting is underway, will run through tomorrow
  • Draft guidebook for water suppliers to be discussed at meeting next week
  • Water commission to get an update on DWR climate change activities
  • CUWA takes the wraps off ag water supply reliability report for California
  • Meeting offers a look at water and agriculture in Northern California
  • Public invited to enroll in the Dept. of Fish and Game’s Climate College
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  • Sept. 12-13, 202 Plenary information
September 5, 2012
  • Agendas for plenary meeting breakout sessions being posted on Water Plan webpage
  • CVFPP receives special recognition from Floodplain Management Association
  • Conference line added for workshops on ag water use efficiency grants
  • Thousands of Californians in 17 counties receiving flood risk notices from DWR
  • EPA releases seven-point action plan to improve Delta aquatic habitat, water quality
August 29, 2012
  • Special hotel rate available for those attending the Water Plan plenary meeting
  • Next Water Plan forum will focus on North Lahontan region
  • DWR to discuss integrated water management at floodplain conference
  • Urban modeling tool, infill development on agenda for next SGC meeting
  • Survey will be used to find innovative answers for integrated water management
August 22, 2012
  • Water Plan plenary meeting set for three weeks from today
  • CWC posts new documents on public benefits of water storage projects
  • Water utility managers asked to complete survey on plans for dealing with climate change
  • FEMA offering free training session on flood insurance programs and other resources
  • Water rate workshops offer agencies help in dealing with increasing service costs
August 15, 2012
  • Updated agenda for Water Plan plenary meeting posted, RSVP form made available
  • Governor’s website counters those questioning research on human-caused climate change
  • Workshops to provide information on applying for ag water use efficiency grants
  • IRWM planning grants meeting presentation made available online
  • Discount registration rate still available for levee research symposium
August 08, 2012
  • Details released for next Water Plan graphics workshop and Groundwater Caucus
  • SWAN asking for members to review draft Water Plan documents
  • CWC looking at strategic plan, quantifying public benefits of water storage projects
  • Water workshops will help ag suppliers with their compliance questions
  • Amendments to ocean plan to be discussed at desalination workshop
  • $55 million in flood program funding detailed in latest edition of FloodSAFE Focus
August 01, 2012
  • Water Plan Flood Caucus to discuss revised RMS chapter at next meeting
  • Draft agenda for Water Plan plenary meeting being made available today
  • California climate change study features reports compiled by more than 120 researchers
  • UC Riverside begins publication of newsletter for WSPC
  • IRWM releases draft list of recommended planning grants, comments being accepted
  • CWEMF holding workshop on results of Delta water use pilot study
July 25, 2012
  • Governor takes wraps off plans for developing Delta water tunnels
  • Water reliability report outlines SWP delivery estimates through 2031
  • Sediment is next in line for a Water Plan RMS workshop
  • DWR seeking public input on outline for water portion of Climate Adaptation Strategy
  • Comments on water commission’s draft strategic plan due on Tuesday
July 18, 2012
  • Next Water Plan plenary meeting set for September in Sacramento
  • Ag water measurement regulation takes effect after getting OAL approval
  • Workshops on guidelines for flood plan funding to be held next month
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taking a close look at the benefits of IWM
  • WestFAST makes plans to improve collaboration on water programs
July 11, 2012
  • Resource management strategies on agenda for Tribal Advisory Committee
  • Comments being accepted on guidelines for funding regional flood management plans
  • Workshop will focus on preparing for extreme weather events in western states
  • U.S. Army issues reports on water strategy and sustainability
  • DWR’s new Spanish webpage includes 2009 Water Plan highlights
  • Three meetings will give public the chance for input on IRWM grant proposal guidelines
July 03, 2012
  • Board gives unanimous approval to Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
  • DWR posts draft PSP for up to $25 million in flood management projects
  • CWC accepting comments on strategic plan through the end of the month
  • Sustainability issues top agenda for next Strategic Growth Council meeting
  • Take a survey to provide your input on California’s water research needs
June 27, 2012
  • DWR sends Urban Water Management Plans Report to Legislature
  • Ag water measurement regs on state water panel July 6 meeting agenda
  • Sea level rise focus of NRC study released last week
  • DWR’s Bay Delta Office updates delta water flow data
  • Next Week: eNews will publish on Tuesday, July 3, because of holiday
June 20, 2012
  • DWR sends agricultural water use efficiency report to the state Legislature
  • New webpage launched to highlight work done by DFG scientists
  • Survey asks water utility leaders about trends and changes in their industry
  • Webinar offers a look at the health of California’s waterway ecosystems
  • Newsletter includes details on reclamation grants, Colorado River study
  • Institute searches for ideas to reduce freshwater needs of power plants
June 13, 2012
  • Water Plan Public Advisory Committee meeting next week
  • IRWM climate change considerations discussed in new DWR report
  • Report recaps details from state workshop on extreme climate events
  • Comment period for agency’s tribal communication policy closes Friday
  • IRWM groups to be featured at next month’s Sierra water summit
  • Webinar offer introduction to goals for water quality standards, objectives
June 06, 2012
  • Workshops and meetings dominate the Water Plan calendar for the next two weeks
  • DWR approves first phase of plan to reduce its GHG emissions
  • Report spells out how the California economy can prosper despite water problems
  • Getting an introduction to a new federal handbook on sustainability plans
  • Management strategy for Sierra Nevada to be presented next week
May 30, 2012
  • Public Advisory Committee set to discuss finance plan, climate adaptation strategy
  • Webcast to offer a basic introduction to water quality standards and issues
  • Public comments being accepted for changes to Recycled Water Policy
  • ISB teleconference will focus on final staff draft of the Delta Plan
  • Science advisory panel issues strategies for monitoring CECs in California’s water
May 23, 2012
  • Water Plan adds flood, land use and finance caucuses to the June calendar
  • Slideshow offers a look at the benefits and problems of California’s watersheds
  • Friday deadline for comments on errors and omissions in draft flood protection plan
  • Peer review workshop for integrated ground/surface water models used in Central Valley
  • Benefits of AMI technology on display at conservation council symposium
May 16, 2012
  • Biodiversity council to take a look at integrated water management
  • Public getting a look at the final staff draft of the Delta Plan
  • Assembly committee sharing ideas to get the most out of California’s rainwater
  • Urban Levee Design Criteria spells out basis for providing a 200-year level of protection
  • Habitat conservation program offers grants for work on private lands
  • Online water quality portal gives public access to decades of government data
May 09, 2012
  • Proposals being accepted for groundwater project grants up to $250,000
  • Grant recommendations on Thursday’s agenda for Strategic Growth Council
  • Feds deliver $5.3 million to California water districts for ag efficiency projects
  • How the floods of 1862 can provide lessons for California today
  • Workshop offers hands-on experience in applying WEAP model to water problems
  • Looking for ways to balance the water needs of forests and valleys
May 02, 2012
  • Water Plan draft assumptions and estimates report published online
  • Water conservation and efficiency study gives California highest marks in the country
  • Water commission agenda includes final version of ag water measurement regulation
  • IEP Newsletter includes report on fish salvage in the State Water Project
  • Online DSC booklet provides look at water issues in California
April 25, 2012
  • Agency’s draft policy calls for increased collaboration with state’s Native American tribes
  • Fifth public comment period underway for proposed ag water measurement regulation
  • California’s new fish and wildlife strategic vision made available online
  • Registration is open for next month’s watershed forum and ocean conference
  • New database provides details on federally funded climate research in California
April 18, 2012
  • Rescheduled urban water use efficiency RMS workshop set for May 2
  • Committee will review and discuss draft proposal for agricultural water use
  • Climate change book offers recommendations for groundwater resources
  • Flood board workshop will provide recap and next steps for CVFPP
  • Newsletter provides a look at California’s citizen water monitoring programs
April 11, 2012
  • April calendar includes a Water Plan workshop, forum and meeting
  • Ag water regulation up for consideration by water commission
  • DWR accepting comments on draft plan for urban flood protection criteria
  • FloodSAFE Focus provides a look at aerial imaging, flood insurance program
  • Land use decisions to be part of the discussion at Caltrans summit
April 04, 2012
  • With help from professor, DWR releases Spanish version of 2009 Water Plan highlights
  • Changes in the schedules for two of this month’s Water Plan workshops
  • Mapping tool helps identify disadvantaged communities in a planning region
  • Delta Conservancy releases draft plan to outline future role
  • FloodSAFE introduces e-update for flood management planning
March 28, 2012
  • Water Plan Public Advisory Committee to begin crafting Update 2013 Document
  • Resource management strategy workshops scheduled on three days in April
  • Water technology conference set for early May in Fresno County
  • DWR opens comment window for revised agricultural water measurement regulation
  • Blue ribbon commission to finalize recommendations for wildlife strategic vision
March 21, 2012
  • Water Plan adds Colorado River regional forum to April calendar
  • DWR making presentations this week on Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
  • Series of watershed management workshops to be held throughout California
  • GRA offering a lesson next week on accessing the new CASGEM program
  • Mediterranean City conference will focus on adapting to climate change
  • New version of iPhone app helps keep an eye on watershed conditions
March 14, 2012
  • Date set for regional forum to discuss mountain county issues
  • Water Plan adds two RMS workshops to spring calendar
  • Modeling forum in Folsom to include analysis on California Water Plan
  • Water reuse ideas get a hearing before an Assembly committee
  • USGS offering webinar on managing groundwater and surface water as one
  • AWRA newsletter features policy, presentations, and principles of IWRM
March 07, 2012
  • Water Plan schedules RMS workshop dates for March and April
  • DWR posts draft of its Climate Action Plan, CEQA documents, for review
  • Public hearings set to discuss EIR on Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
  • Public comments on revised agricultural water regulation due next week
  • AWE webinar offers ideas on efficient landscape irrigation
  • Draft report lists 682 California communities with contaminated drinking water
February 29, 2012
  • Deadline looms for public comment on LGA groundwater grant guidelines
  • DWR conducting survey to measure interest in IRWM video project
  • Interim strategic vision for California wildlife posted online
  • National conference provides discussion on wide range of water issues
  • Delta integrated flood management documents released
February 22, 2012
  • Water Plan committees add next meetings to calendar
  • New PPIC report points out state’s biggest water management challenges
  • Interim strategic plan adopted for two California wildlife agencies
  • CVFPB to webcast session on draft flood protection plan
  • Access to new groundwater elevation data system to be explained next month
February 15, 2012
  • Panelists chosen for DWR’s Climate Change Technical Advisory Group
  • Proceedings from Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable posted online
  • Webpage set up to answer some of the Round 2 Planning Grants questions
  • National strategy under development to help wildlife cope with climate change
  • Water policy conference to look at an array of California issues
February 08, 2012
  • Updating water commission on ag water regulation, Delta levee program
  • Technical attachments for flood plan made available for public review
  • Draft water delivery report, technical addendum, ready for public comment
  • DFG hosting climate change stakeholder meeting next week
  • FRAP looking for stakeholder input on forest and rangeland reports
  • Draft guidelines released for groundwater project grants up to $250,000
February 01, 2012
  • Public Advisory Committee set to spend day looking at three topics of the Water Plan
  • SGC includes integrated resource management in new strategic plan
  • Stakeholder committee to take look at final draft of agricultural WUE report
  • Putting together a plan to deal with a Texas-sized water problem
  • Could cactus hold the key to cleaning up soil contamination?
  • DSC to review Delta proposal during next week’s meeting
January 25, 2012
  • It is time to RSVP for the next Public Advisory Committee meeting
  • Water quality council making progress on implementing strategy
  • Workshop on guidebook to help ag water suppliers prepare management plans
  • Federal plan spells out national priorities for managing ocean resources
  • CFCC puts six funding fairs on the calendar for 2012
January 18, 2012
  • CII Task Force, Strategic Growth Council set January meetings
  • Board ready to receive Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
  • Report suggests thinning forests in order to improve water runoff
  • Climate change workshop sets focus on Southern California flooding
  • Technology provides new opportunities for reusing municipal wastewater
  • Looking at DPR to help create reliable and sustainable water supplies
January 11, 2012
  • Round two of planning grant proposal solicitation is ready to roll
  • Time running out to apply for $1.8 million in EPA urban water grants
  • Save the date for California’s premier water recycling conference
  • DSC begins series of hearings on Delta Plan draft EIR
  • Free download available of Clean Water Team’s 2012 calendar
January 04,2012
  • Three topics to dominate February agenda for Public Advisory Committee
  • Year-long workshop series planned to develop graphics for Water Plan 2013
  • Land Use Caucus to meet in Sacramento later this month
  • Public draft of Central Valley Flood Protection Plan made available on website
  • Report looks at efforts and ideas to sustain America’s forests
2011 Return to Top of Page
December 28, 2011
  • Agendas now posted for January’s regional forums
  • DWR announces final awards of Prop. 1E stormwater flood grants
  • Proposed water conservation measures set for release on Friday, Jan. 6
  • Final Round 2 Planning Grant PSP posted; DWR sets three applicant workshops
December 21, 2011
  • Water Plan workshops to coincide with January’s regional forums
  • Agenda set for next month’s Tulare Lake Regional Forum
  • Draft report quantifies public benefits of water storage projects
  • Ocean Protection Council seeking comments on draft strategic plan
  • DSC newsletter highlights Delta stressors, water diversion monitoring
  • Canadian project offers example of integrated shared vision planning at work

December 14, 2011

  • DWR sets the schedule for three regional forums in January
  • Save the date: Plans underway for Jan. 12 workshop on CII water use report
  • Pilot project to look at water availability for energy production
  • $1.8 million in grants being made available to restore urban waters
  • Public comments on urban levee design criteria due by tomorrow
  • Delta Stewardship Council fact sheet helps demystify the Delta Plan

December 07, 2011

  • Handbook helps integrate climate change into water planning projects
  • Survey takes aim at measuring success of local water management efforts
  • Two remaining workshops on guidelines for flood system funding
  • Growth council opens draft strategic plan to public comments
  • New, online resource center offers help for ag water stewardship decisions
  • California rangeland coalition summit to convene in Davis
November 30, 2011
  • Three Water Plan meetings planned before the end of the year
  • DWR makes final phase of CASGEM program available online
  • WestFAST offers help in coordinating with federal agencies on water issues
  • Webinar offers look at findings on stream flows and water efficiency
  • DFG and CFGC take steps toward developing a strategic vision
November 23, 2011
  • Climate change report helps set the stage for governor’s conference
  • Ag water efficiency up for discussion at next week’s workshop
  • Public asked to provide input on needs for Suisun Marsh
  • Forest service maps show link between forests, watersheds
  • Water council adopts management policy for western states
November 16, 2011
  • Save the date: next Tribal AC meeting set for Dec. 9
  • IRWM looking for ways to improve implementation and grant solicitation processes
  • State board accepting grant applications for two types of projects
  • Reclamation asking for input on draft watershed management program
  • Questions on levee design criteria to be answered at workshop
  • Annual report provides insight to conservancy group's Water Plan efforts
November 09, 2011
  • Governor Brown sets the stage for climate change conference
  • Finance caucus subcommittee to work on Water Plan definitions
  • Workshops will help determine guidelines for flood conservation project funding
  • Reclamation looking for partners to join water basin studies
  • Delta Plan draft EIR made available for public comment
  • Water commission to take a look at ag water measurement regulation
November 02, 2011
  • Opportunities available to join DWR climate change panel
  • Water Plan plenary meeting materials being made available online
  • Bay-Delta issues on agenda for next week’s CARCD conference
  • Survey aims to provide better groundwater management information
  • DWR offering help in completing forms to apply for federal grant money
  • Free webinar offers look at improving water quality monitoring data
October 26, 2011
  • DWR brochure details development process for Update 2013
  • Public comment period open for modified agriculture water regulation
  • Transportation plan will take California land use goals into consideration
  • Looking for ways to keep stormwater from going down the drain
  • SGC to open round two of community planning grant program
October 19, 2011
  • Water Plan plenary meeting will include caucus breakout sessions
  • Second workshop on California's water storage is ready to go
  • Draft PSP released for second round of IRWM grant funding
  • Updated EPA guide helps state and local agencies tap into clean energy programs
  • Agency report card included in new issue of DSC newsletter
October 12, 2011
  • Program for this month’s Water Plan plenary meeting now available online
  • Providing a look at the irrigation methods used on California crops
  • Draft regulations aim to help local agencies get state funding for flood projects
  • EPA issues additions to California’s list of polluted waters
  • Water management screening model now available to download
October 05, 2011
  • The stage is set for the first meeting of the Water Technology Caucus
  • DWR posts submitted applications for SWFM grants
  • Entering water plan information with DOST has its benefits
  • CII Task force to meet in Los Angeles later this month
  • Taking a look at the Delta from different perspectives
September 28, 2011
  • Plenary meeting organizers asking for RSVPs ASAP
  • DWR Recommends $163 million in flood management grants
  • DWR posts IRWM grant solicitation schedule though autumn 2013
  • Modified ag water measurement regulation is open to public comment
  • Chance to weigh in on Bureau of Reclamation’s draft feasibility study guidelines
  • Archive collection makes California water history available to the public
September 21, 2011
  • Save the date for the first Water Plan plenary meeting in October
  • Regional forum and ag stakeholder meetings on tap for next week
  • Executive order adds Tribal Advisor to governor’s office
  • Annual science and technology report being made available online
  • DSC newsletter details proposal to expand recreational areas
  • Ecological network will track environmental trends from coast to coast
September 14, 2011
  • Water Technology Caucus sets October date for inaugural meeting
  • New date is set for the next Water Plan Public Advisory Committee meeting
  • Webinar offers look at cost effective integrated watershed management
  • DWR approves final decision on 2011 Region Acceptance Process
  • Applications being accepted for $49.7 million in levee grants
September 07, 2011
  • Biodiversity council makes plans for 20th anniversary celebration
  • New date and time set for this month’s ag stakeholder committee meeting
  • Meeting to develop a new use form for water suppliers
  • EPA offers framework to put water programs under one heading
  • Dialog session will focus on economy of rural forest communities
August 31, 2011
  • Water commission asking for RSVPs to upcoming storage workshops
  • Next regional forum to focus on Central Coast water issues
  • SGC decides to take two meetings and combine them into one
  • Groundwater association’s annual conference set for October
  • The Water Channel offers a world of online information
August 24, 2011
  • Delta recreation proposal released by state parks division
  • Draft environmental report on Salton Sea habitat unveiled
  • Forest service looking for help in organizing water review panel
  • FMA sets September dates for annual flood conference
  • Astronomers find opportunities for conjunctive spacewater management
August 17, 2011
  • Three meetings highlight busy week for California Water Plan
  • Technology council issues strategy for resolving California’s water issues
  • $205 million in grants awarded to 25 recipients by IRWM
  • EPA toolbox offers climate change help to water utilities
  • Public comments being accepted for north coast water quality plan
  • DWR director chosen as keynote speaker for irrigation conference
August 10, 2011
  • Plan put into place to look at increasing state water facility efficiency
  • Helping the public join the discussion on California’s water issues
  • Report outlines sustainability indicators framework for EPA
  • DWR flood legislation handbook receives Focused Issue Planning Award
  • Water Commission to get updates on Delta Plan, storage workshops
  • DPC invites public to attend workshops on Delta economic plan
August 03, 2011
  • New tool will help water suppliers submit UWMP data
  • Webcast available for this week’s Tribal Advisory Committee meeting
  • Appropriations committee to look at proposed policy for levee vegetation management
  • Fifth staff draft of Delta Plan released, draft EIR to follow
  • OPC looking for public feedback on draft plan for ocean protection
July 27, 2011
  • Comments being accepted, hearings set for ag water supply regulations
  • Mark your calendars for two workshops on California water storage
  • Bardini named Deputy Director for Integrated Water Management
  • SGC planning workshop to develop strategic planning
  • DWR is ready to help with completion of federal grant forms
  • DSC chair discusses Delta Plan with the Los Angeles Times
July 20, 2011
  • Tribal AC meeting moved to new location to accommodate webcast
  • August calendar filling up with Water Plan meetings
  • Work to resume on agricultural water efficiency project
  • Canadian official offers perspective on climate change solutions
  • Free app provides updates on California water news
July 13, 2011
  • RAP draft decisions are in, comments being accepted
  • Water commission to receive updates on regulation, eminent domain
  • OAL approves process water regulation submitted by DWR
  • SWAN meeting summary and survey results being made available online
  • Task force chooses San Diego for this month’s water meeting
July 06, 2011
  • Emergency ag water regulation takes effect following OAL approval
  • Groundwater association’s annual conference set for October
  • Next Delta Plan draft to be released this month
  • Sustainable water ideas spelled out at roundtable meeting
  • Save the dates for meetings coming up this month
June 29, 2011
  • Answers to UWMP questions can be found in DWR guidebook
  • Forest Service illustrates condition of watersheds across the country
  • DSC votes on release of fifth staff draft for Delta Plan
  • New online network offers a forum for water quality monitors
June 22, 2011
  • RSVP for Water Plan Advisory Committee meeting
  • DWR proposes adoption of emergency water regulation
  • Roundtable report includes recommendations for ag water security
  • Water board posts agenda for ag efficiency workshop
  • List of FAQs made available to regional water management groups
  • Second phase of Delta risk report is made available online
June 15, 2011
  • Water Plan strategies are on agenda for public advisory committee
  • This month’s regional forums focus on SF Bay, South Coast
  • Tribal Advisory Committee schedules August meeting in Sacramento
  • Federal agencies team up to form water resources partnership
  • Latest Delta Plan draft up for discussion at DSC meetings
June 08, 2011
  • Water commission set to approve ag water regulations next week
  • New location set for San Francisco Bay Regional Forum
  • Water Plan scenarios briefing postponed, no new date set
  • California presentation to be part of national water conference
  • New draft action plan looks at climate change and water quality
June 1, 2011
  • Ag water regulations on commission committee agenda
  • Ag water use efficiency to be examined at workshop
  • Webcast to look at the potential of desalination
  • New website provides a look at history, impact of Corps’ levee policy
  • Registration deadline approaching for river watershed forum
May 25, 2011
  • Forums set for Sacramento River, South Coast and San Francisco Bay
  • Grant program schedules date for open house, public comment meeting
  • Strategic Growth Council announces agenda for June meeting
  • DWR creates new blog dedicated to climate change
  • Reclamation reports on climate change risks to U.S. river basins
  • Exploring the need for a drought warning system in California
May 18, 2011
  • Agendas set for this week’s California Water Plan caucuses
  • Forum aims to make the most of Sierra meadows
  • Sacramento River watershed takes center stage at forum
  • Revised schedule issued for fourth staff draft of Delta Plan
  • DSC launches new-look website, seeks feedback
  • $9.1 million in federal funding coming to five California districts
May 11, 2011
  • DWR schedules the first of 12 regional forums for California
  • Analytical tool to be tested at SWAN workshop on Friday
  • Less than two weeks to register for IRWM conference
  • Water commission meeting next week to finalize regulations
  • RAMPing up a new website to promote conservation
May 04, 2011
  • California Water Plan lines up groundwater, finance caucuses
  • This week’s Tribal AC meeting changed to teleconference/webinar
  • Water Plan scenarios briefing rescheduled for next month
  • Conservation measures to be reviewed by water commission committee
  • New state web portal offers information on climate and land use planning
  • Water quality network offering two webinars in May
April 27, 2011
  • International conference features Water Plan Update tool
  • DWR hosting discussion next month on climate change handbook
  • DWR releases list of applicants for flood management grants
  • Third staff draft of Delta Plan to be discussed this week
  • DSC newsletter looks at water storage possibilities
April 20, 2011
  • Water Plan scenarios to be discussed, webcast available
  • Levee maintenance headlines April edition of FloodSAFE Focus
  • Group release study on reusing water in California
  • Opportunity for local agencies to weigh in on draft flood safety plan
  • New technology to be discussed at Fresno water conference
  • Santa Ana River Watershed conference set for next week
April 13, 2011
  • Water commission to get financial briefing on Water Plan Update
  • Agenda posted for IRWM conference in Sacramento
  • Applications for two IRWM programs are due this week
  • Environmental issues faced by tribes to be discussed next week
  • Guidelines for flood project funding being taken under consideration
  • DWR achieves Climate Action Leader status for third time
  • Early registration is still available for H2O conference
April 06, 2011
  • Next Tribal Advisory Committee meeting to be held in Humboldt County
  • SWAN workshop offers chance to test Water Plan tool
  • Workshop to look at second draft of Delta Plan
  • Report focuses on meeting groundwater sustainability goals
  • Three more funding fairs on CFCC schedule
March 30, 2011
  • Public Advisory Committee meeting materials available online
  • Schedule change for public hearing on process water exclusion
  • SGC to look at sea-level rise considerations
  • LAO releases paper on benefits of water investments
  • Bureau bumps up water allocation for users south of Delta
March 23, 2011
  • Public Advisory Committee meeting to be first Water Plan webcast
  • Water sustainability to be discussed at Washington, D.C. meeting
  • Second staff draft of Delta Plan available for review
  • DSC to look at Delta Plan elements during two-day meeting
  • Final Region Acceptance Process posted by IRWM
March 16, 2011
  • Two weeks remain until Water Plan’s Public AC meeting
  • Video of today’s California Water Commission meeting available tomorrow
  • South African water program promotes conservation, jobs
  • Technology newsletter assesses California’s innovation ecosystem
  • New issue of FloodSAFE Focus includes update on levee repair
  • Delta Plan on the agenda for the Executive Briefing
March 09, 2011
  • New urban water management guidebook now available on DWR website
  • DWR submits document for industrial water regulation
  • Water commission to quantify public benefits of water storage
  • ASC to review proposed agriculture water regulations next week
  • Science newsletter assesses California’s innovation ecosystem
  • New issue of FloodSAFE Focus includes article on levee repair
March 02, 2011
  • Save the date for the next Public AC meeting
  • Task force begins looking at alternative best management practices
  • California Water Commission to tour Cal Poly irrigation and research center
  • CFCC schedules five funding fairs throughout California
  • Register now for IRWM conference in Sacramento
  • Workshops for urban water suppliers to be held this month
February 23, 2011
  • Climate change index made available for water plan update
  • Water policy book being released tonight by PPIC
  • Strategic Growth Council sets agenda for first meeting of the year
  • Participants wanted for UC Davis water management survey
  • Utah conference focuses on water resource management
February 16, 2011
  • Inaugural Tribal AC meeting to be held next week
  • First draft of Delta Plan released by DSC
  • DSC newsletter looks at Delta stressors, earthquakes
  • DWR, UC to explore solar project possibilities along aqueduct
  • Water use summit to be held in Fresno County
  • Urban Water Management workshops scheduled throughout California
February 09, 2011
  • Series of workshops set to help with urban water management plans
  • Natural Resources Agency secretary to deliver keynote address
  • New guide details issues, future of Klamath River Basin
  • Two symposiums to examine the role of environmental report cards
  • California Water Commission to meet - February 16
February 02, 2011
  • Agenda and materials posted for regional collaboration kickoff
  • Friday deadline for survey on topics for IRWM conference
  • Agenda for dynamic balancing symposium now available
  • Monterey meeting to look at Marine Life Protection Act
  • United Nations water official to speak at UC Davis
January 26, 2011
  • Take online survey to help DWR plan IRWM conference
  • Agenda and materials posted for regional collaboration kick-off
  • Irrigation conference to focus on urban and ag water issues
  • Portion of California water history moved to UC Riverside
  • Symposium looks at California’s sustainability indicators
  • Report lists biggest water challenges facing California
  • San Diego to host Headwaters to Ocean Conference
January 19, 2011
  • Two sessions scheduled to detail regional water planning
  • DWR releases flood protection progress report
  • Delta Plan scoping meetings scheduled throughout California
  • Details on Prop. 84 grant applications available on IRWM website
  • Meeting to discuss Sierra Nevada meadows set for next month
  • Two workshops to be held on Urban Target Method 4
  • Australian water tour making three stops in California
January 12, 2011
  • Location set for first tribal water plan update meeting
  • Webinars offer opportunity for input on regional outreach efforts
  • Webcast available for next California Water Commission meeting
  • DWR releases comprehensive climate change studies report
  • Two water conservation stakeholders meetings set for next week
  • CWEMF releases list of sessions for annual meeting
January 05, 2011
  • New California climate report includes strategy to address state’s risks
  • Governor lists water as one of the top issues in California
  • Dates set for Tribal Engagement Plan meeting, webinar
  • EU issues guidance document on water management and climate change
  • FloodSAFE Focus newsletter looks at FESSRO developments, flood protection plan
2010 Return to Top of Page
December 29, 2010
  • Tribal Engagement Plan teleconference set for next week
  • OPC accepting comments on sea-level rise draft resolution
  • CPUC releases white paper on public goods charge for water
  • Agricultural Stakeholders Committee to review charter
  • Two chances to learn about Urban Water Management Plans
  • DWR releases fact sheets detailing 2010 accomplishments
  • Save the date for a symposium on dynamic balancing
December 22, 2010
  • Draft of water management plan guidebook made available for review
  • DWR activates online groundwater monitoring system
  • Report provides new vision for California agriculture
  • Emergency water regulation in effect after receiving OAL approval
  • Date set for California Sustainability Indicator Symposium
  • USDA seeking water and conservation proposals to help farmers, ranchers
  • Public hearing scheduled for new levee design criteria
December 15, 2010
  • Save the date for the Tribal Advisory Committee Water Plan meeting
  • White paper looks at natural resource management in California
  • Comments now being accepted on California water facilities report
  • DSC sets agenda for two-day meeting in West Sacramento
  • SGC releases 2010 California Regional Progress Report
  • DWR webinar looks at Urban Water Management Plans
  • IRWM posts new schedule of upcoming events
December 08, 2010
  • California Water Plan sets 2011 meeting dates for Public Advisory Committee
  • Annual forum to include California Water Plan presentation on Update 2013
  • Three milestone flood plan documents placed online
  • Surface Storage Investigations Progress Report made available by CALFED
  • DWR to host water management plan webinar next week
  • Ag water subcommittee plans two meetings for next week
  • Monday is the deadline for submitting comments on proposed emergency regulation
December 01, 2010
  • DWR to submit emergency water regulation proposal next week
  • WISE idea provides information on European water issues
  • San Francisco to host California Water Law Symposium in January
  • Slideshow showcases history of California's State Water Project
  • Public is invited to attend Valley flood forum
November 24, 2010
  • DWR publishes contingency plan for California drought
  • European Union establishes Water Framework Directive
  • ACWA's fall conference set for next week in Indian Wells
  • DWR webinar next week focuses on Urban Water Management Plans
  • DWR posts webinar from Urban Stakeholder meeting held Nov. 19
November 17, 2010
  • DWR sends out invitations for new Tribal Advisory Committee
  • 2010 EU Water Initiative report promotes Integrated Water Management
  • Delta Stewardship Council newsletter provides new resource on water issues
  • Hydropower Draft Report now available for review and comment
  • Water data and information available at international earth science website
  • Strategic Growth Council meeting rescheduled for later in December
November 10, 2010
  • Materials from first Water Plan Public AC meeting now available online
  • DWR flood legislation handbook is now available online and on CD
  • DWR releases draft documents for groundwater elevation monitoring program
  • Public is invited to attend Valley Flood Forum
  • New date set for Urban Water Management Plan webinar
  • DWR teams up with CLCC for preparation of Water Plan Update 2013
November 03, 2010
  • Water Plan sets advisory meeting; please RSVP
  • USACE website aims to promote water management relationships
  • DWR director announces new environmental stewardship policy
  • Public Utilities Commission unveils update to 2010 Water Action Plan
  • Bureau of Reclamation releases new report on Suisun Marsh Habitat
  • Agendas and materials made available for November water meetings
October 27, 2010
  • Five agencies added to State Agency Steering Committee
  • Water Plan names public advisors, sets first meeting
  • Forest Service plans series of meetings on forest ecological restoration
  • Delta Stewardship Council to meet tomorrow, Friday
  • Floodplain group meeting to be held next week in Henderson, Nevada
  • DWR announces Proposition 84 workshops, FAQ
October 20, 2010
  • Water Plan names public advisors, sets first meeting
  • DWR official briefs international water conference on Update 2009
  • DWR sets two water conservation meetings this week
  • Delta Stewardship Council to meet twice next week
  • Direct potable reuse report now available online
October 13, 2010
  • Water Plan Update 2013 to announce Public Advisory Committee members on Monday
  • DWR announces Round 1 Prop. 84 workshops, FAQ
  • Caltrans planning blueprint completes first phase of its Transportation Plan
  • DWR releases October issue of FloodSAFE newsletter
  • Egyptians using computer model SIMETAW created by DWR, UCD
  • Foundation presents climate change symposium in Long Beach
October 06, 2010
  • DWR guide helps water agencies calculate urban water use for conservation purposes
  • DWR releases climate change achievements brochure, poster
  • DWR schedules water conservation (SBX7-7) meetings this month and next
  • Healthy watersheds is focus of US EPA webcast to be aired online next Wednesday 
  • Army Corps of Engineers’  report on national water challenges posted online
September 29, 2010
  • DWR posts summary of SWAN activities
  • DWR releases State Water Project Delivery Reliability Report for 2009
  • Floodplain group plans annual conference for November in Nevada
  • Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable plans meeting; releases April proceedings
  • New website focusing on the state's watersheds is up and running
September 22, 2010
  • New California Water Commission to meet next Tuesday
  • Summary of Tribal Engagement Scoping Workshop available online
  • Conservation workgroup studying �process water' to review regulation
  • New website focusing on the state's watersheds is up and running
  • DWR seeks public comments about Flood Corridor Program grants
  • Registration opens for CBC session titled �Restoring our Forests'
September 15, 2010
  • SWAN posts workshop notes including results of survey
  • DWR releases computer modeling program for Valley crop water demand
  • DWR will host water conservation meetings this week and next
  • DWR seeks public comments about Flood Corridor Program grants
  • CDC publishes drought guide for health professionals
  • Registration opens for CBC session titled �Restoring our Forests'
September 8, 2010
  • Water Plan sets Tribal Workshop tomorrow in Sacramento
  • DWR will host four water conservation meetings this month
  • Water Education Foundation plans water quality, regulatory conference
  • Rural water group offering drought classes to communities statewide
  • DWR's Elissa Lynn to participate in climate change panel in Woodland
September 1, 2010
  • Water Plan sets Tribal Workshop for Sept. 9 in Sacramento
  • Landscape water conservation is topic of two-day workshops
  • Corps of Engineers offers �how-to' guide on Shared Vision Planning
  • Government engineers sponsor documentary on fossil fuels
  • Institute for Local Government offers guide booklets on basics of land use planning
August 25, 2010
  • Learning more about Update 2009 Volume 5 is ready for your review
  • New website focusing on the state's watersheds is up and running
  • DWR executive takes part in panel about Australia drought implications for California
  • Urban water conservation meeting in Sacramento will be held tomorrow
  • National Forest staff releases draft plan for Sequoia Monument
August 18, 2010
  • One week left to apply for Water Plan Advisory Committee
  • Water Plan sets Tribal Workshop for Sept. 9 in Sacramento
  • DWR urban water conservation panels to meet next week in Sacramento
  • Grants can help local watershed groups hire coordinators
  • DWR updating guidebook for Urban Water Management Plans
  • Landscape water conservation is topic of two-day workshop
August 11, 2010
  • DWR seeks advisers for Water Plan Update 2013; application available online
  • Water Plan sets Tribal Workshop for Sept. 9 in Sacramento
  • Statewide Water Analysis Network (SWAN) workshop set for Aug. 19
  • Delta Stewardship Council meeting tomorrow focuses on how it communicates
  • Japanese �Rivers' magazine features California Water Plan
  • PPIC releases �Briefing Kit' that focuses on state's challenges, including water
August 04, 2010
  • DWR seeks advisers for Water Plan Update 2013; application available online
  • Aug. 10 workshop set to discuss Drought Contingency Plan
  • Statewide Water Analysis Network (SWAN)  workshop set for Aug. 19
  • Ag Secretary Kawamura gets a look at Aussie drought response
  • New program on statewide groundwater elevations prompts workshops
  • DWR publishes July FloodSAFE newsletter
July 28, 2010
  • DWR seeks advisers for Water Plan Update 2013; application available online
  • Aug. 10 workshop set to discuss Drought Contingency Plan
  • DWR releases document to help urban water suppliers calculate consumption targets
  • IRWM grant guidelines and proposal packages released by DWR
  • UC Berkeley paper recommends �Public Goods Charge� for water
  • SBX7-7 conservation meetings set for next week
July 21, 2010
  • Foundation's Western Water Magazine focuses on the Water Plan
  • Workshop planned to discuss Drought Contingency Plan
  • Printed copies of Water Plan Highlights booklet available
  • Planners seek comments and suggestions from July 7 Update 2013 workshop
  • Ag and urban water conservation (SBX7-7) sessions set this month
  • Delta Stewardship Council to meet tomorrow, Friday; interim plan on agenda
July 14, 2010
  • Learning more about Update 2009: Indexes for water quality, floods now online
  • Planners seek comments and suggestions from July 7 Update 2013 workshop
  • New book devoted to link between water and California tribes
  • Delta Stewardship Council to meet in the Delta on July 23, 24
  • DWR plans workshops on flood planning this month
July 7, 2010
  • Tokyo engineering firm translates Water Plan Highlights booklet into Japanese
  • Levees a topic at tomorrow's Delta Stewardship Council risk workgroup meeting
  • Global Scenarios for the Century Ahead: Searching for Sustainability
  • DWR releases draft handbook for communities implementing flood laws
  • Strategic Growth Council releases info about grants for planning
June 30, 2010
  • Water Plan 2013 Kickoff Workshop set for next Wednesday in Sacramento
  • DWR sets meeting on �process water' and water conservation law
  • Ag water conservation subject of two meetings offered by DWR
  • DWR posts latest California Drought Update
  • Federal EPA seeks facilitator for tribal climate change program
June 23, 2010
  • Learning more about Update 2009: How to prepare for the future
  • Agenda released for Water Plan Update 2013 kickoff workshop
  • Delta Stewardship Council meeting tomorrow, Friday will be webcast
  • Strategic Growth Council today released its Vision California study
June 16, 2010
  • Details released for Water Plan Update 2013 kickoff workshop
  • Water Plan's Volume 3 complete with posting of South Coast regional report
  • Elissa Lynn joins DWR Strategic Water Planning Branch
  • DWR sets Water Conservation Act Urban Stakeholders meetings next Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Delta Stewardship Council will meet next on Thursday, June 24
June 09, 2010
  • Water Plan's Vol. 3 Regional Reports, Vol. 4 Reference Guide nearly complete
  • Moeller chosen project manager for Water Plan Update 2013
  • Kickoff for Water Plan Update 2013 will be held July 7
  • DWR sets Water Conservation Act - Urban Stakeholders meetings June 22, and 23
  • USGS offers customizable water alert service
June 02, 2010
  • Mountain Counties Regional Report posted; Vol. 4 nearly complete
  • CPUC will present water discussion on July 14 in San Francisco
  • DWR posts latest California Drought Update
  • Federal EPA sets workshop on climate change and water management strategies
  • Ag groundwater subject of June 15-17 conference in San Francisco
  • Save the date: Oct. 13, 14 for CBC session titled �Restoring our Forests
May 26, 2010
  • Learning more about Update 2009: How much water will California need by 2050?
  • The Delta Regional Report,and more reference articles posted on Water Plan website
  • AgVision 2030 published by Ag Department, Board
  • DWR releases first issue of FloodSAFE newsletter
  • Delta Stewardship Council will meet tomorrow, Friday
May 19, 2010
  • Learning more about Update 2009: What will California look like in year 2050?
  • Colorado River Regional Report, more reference articles posted on Water Plan website
  • Webinar presentation on alluvial fan draft documents set for next Tuesday
May 12, 2010
  • More Regional Reports, reference articles posted on Water Plan Website
  • Urban Stakeholder Committee of SBX 7-7 water conservation measure to meet next Tuesday
  • Federal EPA sets workshop on climate change and water management strategies
  • Interagency Ecological Program to hold annual workshop May 25, 26
  • Save the date: Oct. 13, 14 for CBC session titled �Restoring our Forests'
May 05, 2010
  • Just posted : Tulare Lake Regional Report; 90+ Reference Articles
  • Prop. 50 IRWM funding guidelines and PSP available
  • Water Quality group hears address on importance of data and monitoring
  • Alluvial Fan Task Force seeks comments on �Guidance Documents'
  • DWR seeking comment on climate change planning guidelines
Special Edition:
April 30, 2009
  • Today, the California Water Plan Update 2009 has begun posting Vol. 3 Regional Reports and Vol. 4 Articles. Take a look!
April 28, 2010
  • Learning more about Update 2009: Use �butterfly charts' to reveal statewide water use, supplies and more
  • Ag groundwater subject of June 15-17 conference in San Francisco
  • UC Davis symposium on declining salmon set for next Wednesday
  • DWR seeking comment on climate change planning guidelines
April 21, 2010
  • Learning more about Update 2009: Cross-cutting recommendations can help implement Water Plan actions
  • Delta Stewardship Council to meet tomorrow and Friday in Sacramento
  • DWR seeking comment on climate change planning guidelines
  • USFWS extends comment period on Sacramento splittail endangered status
  • USBR WaterSMART grants available for Tribes, districts and others
April 14, 2010
  • Learning more about Update 2009: For an overview of the Water Plan's strategic plan use the foldout in Highlights booklet
  • All Volume 2 strategies have been posted
  • Delta Stewardship Council to meet next week in Sacramento
  • DWR hosts Webinar of first SBx7-7 Urban Stakeholder Committee meeting tomorrow
  • USBR WaterSMART grants available for Tribes, districts and others
April 07, 2010
  • Learn how to get more out of Water Plan Update 2009
  • More Volume 2 strategies have been posted
  • Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable sets 2-day meeting in Palo Alto
  • Applications for Ag water enhancement program available online
March 31, 2010
  • DWR releases California Water Plan Update 2009
  • First meeting of Delta Stewardship Council set for tomorrow
  • Streaming video of Tribal Water Summit now online
  • Caltrans posts new �Smart Mobility� document on its website
Special Edition, March 30, 2010
  • DWR releases California Water Plan Update 2009!
March 24, 2010
  • Governor, legislative leaders appoint members of new Delta Stewardship Council
  • Summary of meeting of California Biodiversity Council posted
  • New DWR website focuses on water use efficiency and SBx7 requirements
  • DWR seeks consultants in flood risk, water management
March 17, 2010
  • California Biodiversity Council newsletter features Water Plan Update
  • 20x2020 panel releases final water conservation plan
  • CalFire to hold public workshop next Tuesday on Forest and Range Assessment
  • UC Riverside will hold drought symposium next week
March 10, 2010
  • DWR releases IRWM grant guidelines
  • Pre-proposals for Sierra Meadow Restoration grants now available
  • �Greening our Water Infrastructure' conference set for April 9 in Petaluma
  • 2009 Tribal Water Summit proceedings are now available online
March 03, 2010
  • March Drought Bulletin reports precip in February �slightly' below normal
  • Register online for Biodiversity Council meeting to be held next Wednesday and Thursday
  • Public listening sessions set for implementation of 2009 Water Conservation Act
  • 2009 Tribal Water Summit proceedings are now available online
  • Report about WEAP pilot project for Update 2009 posted
February 24, 2010
  • Register online for Biodiversity Council meeting about integrated water management
  • Public listening sessions set for implementation of 2009 Water Conservation Act
  • Work begins on first California Interregional Blueprint
  • DWR seeks public comment on Valley flood inventory by next Tuesday
  • DWR Flood Management seeks architectural, engineering services
February 17, 2010
  • Biodiversity Council plans session, tour focusing on integrated water management
  • UOP plans water forum at McGeorge Law School next Monday
  • Vision California focuses on land use, transportation scenarios
  • DWR seeks public comment on Valley flood inventory document
  • DWR Flood Management seeks architectural, engineering services
February 10, 2010
  • New Director Mark Cowin offers �straightforward' vision for DWR
  • UOP plans water forum at McGeorge Law School on Monday, Feb. 22
  • DWR seeks public comment on Valley flood inventory document
February 03, 2010
  • Drought Bulletin updates water conditions around the state
  • Changes ahead for state Transportation Plan workshops
  • State Strategic Growth Council to consider �Greening' guidelines
  • DWR seeks public comment on Valley flood inventory document
January 27, 2010
  • �Lavishly illustrated' California Water Atlas goes online
  • Water Board offers newsletter about water rights laws
  • Cal/EPA offers online training about tribal governments
  • Little Hoover Commission hearing on water tomorrow at Capitol
  • Irrigation Institute conference to be held next week in Sacramento
January 20, 2010
  • Little Hoover Commission sets hearing on water governance
  • Cal/EPA offers training about tribal governments
  • Corps engineer to discuss sea level change guidance
  • Modeling experts to meet in Monterey for annual event
  • Draft Drought Contingency Plan to be aired March 16
January 13, 2010
  • Final AC meeting for Water Plan Update 2009 next Wednesday
  • Draft Drought Contingency Plan to be aired March 16
  • Modeling experts to meet in Monterey for annual event
  • This year's Planners' Book of Lists includes water use information
  • California water law symposium to tackle key legal questions
January 06, 2010
  • RSVP for final Update 2009 AC meeting
  • Governor makes key appointments at Natural Resources Agency, DWR
  • Water modeling forum plans annual meeting in February
  • Public input sought for update of the state transportation plan
  • California water law symposium to tackle key legal questions
2009 Return to Top of Page
December 30, 2009
  • Hold the date for the next and last 2009 Update AC meeting
  • DWR publishes year-end update of drought conditions
  • DWR to conduct workshops next week on groundwater, IRWM funding
  • California water law symposium to tackle key legal questions
  • Irrigation Institute plans Sacramento conference Feb. 1-2
December 23, 2009
  • Hold the date for the next and last 2009 Update AC meeting
  • Obama Administration releases federal Delta work plan
  • Water efficiency to be tested in NRCS �high tunnel' pilot
  • Irrigation Institute plans Sacramento conference Feb. 1-2
  • DWR to conduct workshops on groundwater, IRWM funding
December 16, 2009
  • Hold the date for the next and last 2009 Update AC meeting
  • DWR to conduct workshops on groundwater, IRWM funding
  • Water Quality Council launches fish, shellfish safety site
  • Satellites find Valley, Sierra losing vast amounts of water
  • Water modeling forum plans annual meeting in February
December 09, 2009
  • State releases first climate change multisector strategy
  • DWR to conduct workshops on groundwater, IRWM funding
  • Hold the date for the next and last 2009 Update AC meeting
  • Water Board launches water quality Web report card
  • Abstracts sought for June agricultural groundwater conference
December 02, 2009
  • DWR announces approval of IRWM regions
  • DWR releases Drought Bulletin for November
  • State Water Project initial allocation set at 5% of contracted water
  • CalFIRE forest and range assessment workshop next Tuesday
  • Water modeling forum plans annual meeting in February
November 25, 2009
  • SWAN posts November 2009 activities update
  • State building panel OKs dual plumbing code
  • Deadline for comments on desalination RMS is Monday, Nov. 30
  • CalFIRE forest and range assessment workshop Dec. 8
  • Abstracts sought for June agricultural groundwater conference
November 18, 2009
  • Paul Massera appointed to lead Water Plan Update
  • CalFIRE forest and range assessment workshop Dec. 8
  • Workshops set for Nov. 24 on urban, ag water use efficiency
  • Summary of SWAN workshop posted on Water Plan website
  • Deadline for comments on desalination RMS is Monday, Nov. 30
November 11, 2009
  • Tribal, state officials meet at first statewide Tribal water summit
  • Workshops set for Nov. 24 on urban, ag water use efficiency
  • DWR releases fact sheet of 2009 Comprehensive Water Package
  • DWR releases up-to-date Drought Bulletin
  • Water Information Management Symposium set for Nov. 17-19
November 04, 2009
  • DWR releases up-to-date Drought Bulletin
  • Water Information Management Symposium set for Nov. 17-19
  • Abstracts sought for June agricultural groundwater conference
October 28, 2009
  • Friday is deadline for commenting on Pre-Final Draft of Water Plan
  • Final two workshops on landscape watering ordinance in Oakland, Sacramento
  • Water Information Management Symposium set for Nov. 17-19
  • �Drought Bulletin' and handy list of websites keep you up-to-date
October 21, 2009
  • Snow addresses �new reality of water management�
  • Landscape ordinance explained at workshops around the state
  • Secretary Chrisman articulates FloodSAFE nexus with BDCP
  • Water Information Management Symposium set for Nov. 17-19
October 14, 2009
  • Director Snow to open Day 2 of Plenary
  • CIMIS GOES Spatial
  • Sierra Alliance conference to consider water issues
  • Deputy director Cowin addresses water governance
  • Workshops to help local governments with new landscape watering law
October 07, 2009
  • DWR's Lester Snow to give Director's Message at next week's Plenary
  • SWAN workshop set for tomorrow in Sacramento
  • Military Engineers to host Sacramento conference Oct. 26-28
  • Workshops to help local governments with new landscape watering law
  • Monday is deadline for comment on plumbing code changes
September 30, 2009
  • Plenary Session attendees set to review Pre-Final Draft of Water Plan
  • Workshops to help local governments with new landscape watering law
  • SWAN workshop set for Oct. 8 in Sacramento
  • Drought Update reports conditions around the state
September 23, 2009
  • If you plan to attend Oct. 14 and 15 Plenary Session, please RSVP
  • SWAN workshop set for Oct. 8 in Sacramento
  • Sierra Alliance conference has topics of interest to Water Plan
  • PPIC updates water information in briefing kit
September 16, 2009
  • RSVP for last Plenary Session of this Water Plan Update
  • DWR official is key speaker at Sierra Alliance conference
  • DWR releases Spatial CIMIS application
  • Civil engineers, water professionals, send white paper to governor
September 09, 2009
  • Agency launches website that focuses on Bay Delta Conservation Plan
  • Save the date! SWAN workshop set for Oct. 8
  • Save the date! Water Plan's Plenary meeting set for Oct. 14-15
  • UC Davis offers video, graphic water resources tools
  • RAP recommendations posted; public workshops set
September 02, 2009
  • Drought Update reports conditions around the state
  • �Save Our Water' is theme of State Fair exhibit
  • RAP recommendations posted; workshops set
  • Strategic Growth Council prepares to adopt criteria for Prop. 84 funds
  • Mark your calendar! Water Plan's Plenary meeting set for Oct. 14-15
August 26, 2009
  • Strategic Growth Council sets workshops on several topics
  • Public can comment on State's climate change adaptation strategy
  • Mark your calendar! Water Plan's Plenary meeting set for Oct. 14-15
  • Online video available of Sept. 12 Water Issues Forum
  • Oct. 12 is deadline for comment on plumbing code changes
August 19, 2009
  • Advisory Committee meeting materials available online
  • Mark your calendar! Water Plan’s Plenary meeting set for Oct. 14-15
  • Online video available of last week’s Water Issues Forum
  • Oct. 12 is deadline for comment on plumbing code changes
  • Mark your calendar! Flood meetings planned statewide this fall
August 12, 2009
  • Agenda changes for tomorrow's Water Plan advisory meeting
  • Key water meeting today in Sacramento will be webcast
  • Mark your calendars! Fall workshops to air; State transportation plan
August 05, 2009
  • Water Plan advisory meeting set for Thursday, Aug.13
  • �Drought Bulletin' and handy list of websites keep you up-to-date
  • Public can comment on State's climate change adaptation strategy
  • Revised schedule sets final Water Plan release for February 2010
July 29, 2009
  • Revised schedule sets final Water Plan release for February 2010
  • Agenda posted for Water Plan advisory meeting on Aug. 13
  • Reorg reflects commitment to Integrated Regional Water Management
  • DWR eyes new dual plumbing code for potable, recycled water
  • Alliance for Water Efficiency offers members water conservation tool
July 22, 2009
  • Water Plan's Plenary session set for mid-October
  • Agenda posted for Water Plan advisory meeting on Aug. 13
  • Water symposium tomorrow asks, Can we sustain communities?
  • Aspen Institute publishes report on water infrastructure
  • Alliance for Water Efficiency offers members water conservation tool
July 15, 2009
  • Agenda posted for Water Plan advisory meeting on Aug. 13
  • DWR posts 2007-2009 drought timeline
  • Materials from June 16 Water Plan session now posted
  • Floodplain organization plans September conference in San Jose
  • Water symposium next week asks, Can we sustain communities?
July 08, 2009
  • Furloughs force delay of Water Plan advisory meeting to Aug. 13
  • Workshop next week on climate change laws and local government
  • Materials from June 16 Water Plan session now posted
  • CPUC posts webcast of recycling workshop held last month
  • Mark your calendars! Fall workshops to air State transportation plan
July 01, 2009
  • DWR lists drought effects in report to governor
  • Advisory Committee to be briefed on Water Plan at July 24 meeting
  • Materials from June 16 Water Plan session now posted
  • DWR proposes plumbing code language for recycled-water systems
  • Mark your calendar! Flood meetings planned statewide this fall
June 24, 2009
  • Landscape irrigation technical workshop set for next Tuesday
  • Flood meetings planned statewide this fall
  • Water Plan Advisory Committee to meet July 24
  • Materials from June 16 Water Plan session now posted
  • Water symposium asks, �Are California communities sustainable?'
  • DWR schedules San Diego drought workshop
June 17, 2009
  • DWR schedules San Diego drought workshop
  • Water symposium asks,'Are California communities sustainable'
  • New U.S. climate change report says effects visible now
  • Workshops to explain new rules for urban water loans and grants
  • Climate change laws and local government is focus of workshops
June 10, 2009
  • Water Plan workshop set for June 16
  • Still two days to comment on Water Plan review draft
  • Workshops to explain new rules for urban water loans and grants
  • Climate change laws and local government is focus of workshops
  • June 24 symposium at UCD focuses on droughts, floods
June 03, 2009
  • Water Plan workshop set for June 16
  • AB 1420 water management aid explained at public workshops
  • May issue of Drought Bulletin now available
  • Local government focus on climate change laws
  • Central Valley flood management forums begin today
May 27, 2009
  • Water Plan’s final regional workshop set for Yreka tomorrow
  • Central Valley floods subject of forums that begin next week
  • DWR helps develop weather website for Valley irrigators, public
  • 20x2020 team seeks public comment on conservation plan
  • Guidelines on agenda at DWR groundwater meeting
May 20, 2009
  • Final two Water Plan regional workshops set
  • Water Plan schedules workshop for June 16
  • Download consumer brochure about saving water
  • Water foundation updates popular ‘Water Facts’ brochure
  • Guidelines on agenda of DWR groundwater meeting
May 13, 2009
  • Final four Water Plan regional workshops set
  • Water Plan schedules workshop for June 16
  • DWR offers paper about mobile desalination units
  • June 24 symposium at UCD focuses on droughts, floods
  • Workshops for tribes will discuss emergencies, recovery
  • Guidelines on agenda of DWR groundwater meeting
May 06, 2009
  • DWR begins monthly Drought Bulletin with up-to-date information
  • 5 regional workshops are on the schedule this week and next
  • Save the date! June 16 for Water Plan workshop
  • 20x2020 conservation workshop planned for May 29 in Sacramento
  • Groundwater info updated on DWR’s drought website
April 29, 2009
  • Four more regional workshops are on the schedule this week and next
  • DWR sets workshops on dual plumbing design standards
  • Website offers summary, full text of Secure Water Act
  • CAL FIRE adds climate change pages to its website
  • USBR offers Recovery Act grants for water efficiency
April 22, 2009
  • 4 regional workshops are on the schedule this week and next
  • ‘Save Our Water’ education campaign challenges public
  • DWR releases ‘Climate of Change’ video online
  • USBR offers Recovery Act grants for water efficiency
April 15, 2009
  • The first of this year’s 12 regional workshops Monday in Fairfield
  • Article describes DWR tribal outreach, water summit
  • UC Davis posts online webcast of ag sustainability session
  • A workshop tomorrow will focus on urban water conservation
April 08, 2009
  • DWR releases details of regional workshops on Water Plan Update
  • State offers online pamphlet of drought assistance
  • UC Davis posts online webcast of ag sustainability session
  • UNESCO program includes DWR case study
  • Two workshops will focus on urban water conservation
April 01, 2009
  • DWR releases details of regional workshops on Water Plan Update
  • NFWF to offer grants to restore meadows in the Sierra
  • IRWM workshop tomorrow will be webcast on Internet
  • DWR workshops set for proposed changes in flood-area building codes
  • Sierra group launches campaign to raise climate change profile
March 25, 2009
  • DWR releases details of regional workshops on Water Plan Update
  • DWR workshops to explain IRWM grant process
  • Water conservation meeting begins Monday in Newport Beach
  • Two workshops will focus on urban water conservation
March 18, 2009
  • First of 12 regional workshops on draft Water Plan scheduled
  • Effects of rising sea levels is topic of Monday meeting in SF
  • 4-day conference on water conservation set in Newport Beach
  • Are you ready to ration? Here’s some help
March 11, 2009
  • Are you ready to ration? Here’s some help
  • Sessions set to air draft rules for AB 1420 funding
  • Two workshops will focus on urban water conservation
  • Workshops deal with climate change laws
March 04, 2009
  • Are you ready to ration? Here's some help
  • Workshop next week on Ag Lands Stewardship
  • Modeling group honors DWR economist Ray Hoagland
  • Online video of BDCP webinar posted on DWR site
February 25, 2009
  • Workshop on Ag Lands Stewardship set for March 12
  • DWR schedules Delta ‘scoping’ meetings statewide
  • Tribal meetings about water to begin next month
  • Presentations from ag and water workshop now online
February 18, 2009
  • Full draft of Water Plan Update 2009 now online
  • State to take on harmful invasive species
  • PPIC explores why it's hard to finance infrastructure
February 11, 2009
  • New Strategic Growth Council meets Feb. 17
  • Appendices added to Water Plan’s Regional Reports
  • IRWM Grant Program guidelines now available
  • Watershed Grant Solicitation Draft Guidelines
  • Snow Survey reveals water content 61% of normal
  • Water awareness theme of new DWR PSA for HDTV
February 04, 2009
  • SWAN Scenario Workshop next Wednesday
  • Volumes 1, 2 & 3 of Water Plan’s Public Review Draft online
  • Snow Survey reveals water content 61% of normal
  • IRWM Grant Program guidelines now available
  • New federal report on climate change and water sector
  • Civil Engineers give nation’s levees a D-
January 28, 2009
  • Volume 3 -- Regional Reports -- to be posted this week
  • State climatologist takes a look at climate change science
  • SWAN plans workshop to review, discuss future scenarios
  • ‘Funding fairs’ for infrastructure projects planned statewide
January 21, 2009
  • Volume 2 of Water Plan's Public Review Daft posted
  • Rollout of Public Review Draft featured on 'Aquacast'
  • San Francisco harvesting rain water
  • OPR sets workshop on changes to CEQA rules for greenhouse gases
January 14, 2009
  • Highlights section of Water Plan 2009 reposted
  • Rollout of Public Review Draft featured as ‘Aquacast’
  • Workshops to focus on Obama’s Stimulus Package and water
  • OPR sets workshops on changes to CEQA rules for greenhouse gases
January 07, 2009
  • Public review draft of Water Plan 2009 rolled out
  • Delta Vision Implementation Report posted online
  • USBR focuses on basin studies in western states
2008 Return to Top of Page
December 31, 2008
  • DWR releases draft guidelines for IRWM areas
  • CALFED seeks proposals for 2009 Bay-Delta research
  • Water agencies adopt sustainability principles
  • Japanese visitors to DWR share water management knowledge
December 24, 2008
  • U.S. Forest Service seeks comments on sustainable forest report
  • Oregon employs public �roundtables' in water planning
  • Interior asks public to review three climate change reports
December 17, 2008
  • Public can preview a draft of Water Plan Update 2009 Highlights
  • DWR awards $4.3 million in groundwater grants
  • Delta smelt protection affects SWP water supplies
  • 44th edition of State Water Project report now online
  • Learn about DWR and water topics in online �Aquacasts'
December 10, 2008
  • Water Plan advisers to consider Public Review Draft
  • Delta Vision set to make recommendations to governor, Legislature
  • Director's slides of drying reservoirs paint grim drought picture
  • Water organizations make suggestions to President-elect Obama
December 03, 2008
  • Water Plan advisers set to meet Dec. 18 in Sacramento
  • Western governors take next steps in water initiative
  • A model ordinance for water efficient landscapes proposed, comments sought
  • New Podcast tells about DWR's outreach to state's tribes
  • Delta Vision Committee to Webcast workshop on implementation plan
  • Guidelines for funding Delta levee work subject of Dec. 9 workshop
November 26, 2008
  • AC members: Mark your calendars for Dec. 18 meeting
  • Delta Vision Committee posts strategic plan discussion document
  • Corps creates center to promote collaboration, conflict resolution
  • Report: Climate change will make it hard to manage coast, Delta
  • EPA offers energy workshop for water and wastewater utilities
November 19, 2008
  • Governor orders state agencies to gear up for sea level rise caused by climate change
  • Report calls on state leaders to resolve climate change threats
  • DWR workshop on winter weather will be webcast
  • California lawns and their water demand is focus of PPIC paper
November 12, 2008
  • DWR will explain IRWM funding programs at three meetings
  • USBR seeks proposals for �Water for America' grant opportunities
  • EPA offers energy workshop for water and wastewater utilities
  • Texas Water Board quarterly newsletter hot off the press
November 05, 2008
  • Two workshops on managing resources set for this week and next
  • Final Delta Vision strategic plan available for download
  • Calfed offers science workshop about future of Delta
  • Legislative Analyst publishes �quick reference' on state's water
  • Parks & Recreation department seeks tribal input on Central Valley parks plan
  • DWR will explain funding programs in public meetings
October 29, 2008
  • Draft of the 'Highlights' for Water Plan 2009 posted for Friday's AC meeting
  • DWR's climate change white paper focuses on water management
  • Caltrans planning similar to DWR's efforts with the Water Plan Update
  • Three workshops on managing resources planned for November
October 22, 2008
  • Results of Water Plan eNews reader survey
  • California Water Plan Advisory committee to meet next week in Sacramento
  • Delta Vision panel OKs plan; it now prepares report for governor
  • Air Resources scoping plan includes water recommendations
  • DWR plans two more workshops about drought
October 15, 2008
  • Water Plan advisors to meet Oct. 31
  • Delta Vision panel reviewing strategic plan
  • If you haven't done so yet, take our survey
  • USGS publishes groundwater report
  • Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) conference set
October 08, 2008
  • Take our short, anonymous survey
  • Delta Vision panel to review strategic plan
  • Water Plan Advisory Committee to meet Oct. 31
  • U.S. EPA releases climate change report
  • SWAN update
  • More spending on water infrastructure urged
October 01, 2008
  • Governor OKs water appropriation
  • Workshop on ag water conservation
  • Ag and water panel
  • Comment on Water Plan draft
  • 'Headwaters to Ocean (H2O)'
  • Marine Life Protection on South Coast
September 24, 2008
  • Workshop on ag water conservation
  • Urban water conservation rules
  • Computer-based decision tools
  • Feds updating 'Principles and Guidelines'
  • ARB tackles climate change
September 17, 2008
  • Plenary session tomorrow and Friday
  • Delta Vision reviews strategic plan
  • Water key on Native American Day
  • EPA workbook focuses on water, energy, climate change
  • California transportation plan
  • eNews marks 52nd edition
September 10, 2008
  • Plenary session next Thursday and Friday
  • Climate change workshop
  • Flood coordination meetings set
  • Delta Vision panel meets next week
  • 20x2020 team workshop on Monday
September 03, 2008
  • Water Plan E-News wins award
  • Plenary session Sept. 18 and 19
  • Papers on water transfers online
  • 20x2020 team workshop Sept. 15
August 27, 2008
  • Plenary meeting of Water Plan Sept. 18 and 19
  • 20x2020 water conservation workshop
  • Water Plan climate change session
  • DWR floodplain session in San Diego
August 20, 2008
  • Water Plan Advisory Committee briefing next week
  • California Water Plan climate change panel to meet
  • Delta Vision Task Force meets tomorrow and Friday
  • Civil engineers publish climate change strategies
  • Final RMS workshops next week
August 13, 2008
  • Water Plan Advisory Committee briefing set
  • RMS workshop reminder
  • Water for America initiative
  • Delta Vision panel airs strategic plan statewide
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force to meet Aug. 21 and 22
August 06, 2008
  • Shell scenarios with water as factor
  • Central Valley salinity is subject of documentary
  • New Web site for governor's 20% water savings goal
  • Florida report tackles climate change on its coasts
July 30, 2008
  • Kamyar Guivetchi promoted
  • Tribal Communications Plan
  • Economics of water
  • RMS workshop reminder
  • Climate change and groundwater
July 23, 2008
  • Changes to RMS workshop schedule
  • Europeans wasting water, but they're clean
  • Water organizations address Congress
  • Quantifying key water issues
July 16, 2008
  • Desalination findings
  • Journal's focus on water
  • Climate change and groundwater
  • Regional reports online
July 09, 2008
  • Regional Reports available
  • Climate change meeting
  • RMS workshops continue
  • Delta Vision panel to meet
  • Forest Service and climate change
July 02, 2008
  • Advisory Committee meets next Wednesday
  • RMS workshops under way
  • Office of Planning and Research publishes CEQA advice
  • Air panel releases draft AB32 plan
June 25, 2008
  • RMS workshops next week
  • DWR's drought update online
  • Delta Vision panel to review draft plan
  • Nobel laureate on climate change
  • Watershed work needs communication, organization
June 18, 2008
  • Resources Agency plans Delta meetings
  • CALFED Science journal has new editor
  • State water board's strategic plan
  • Whitman chairs Water Policy Institute
June 11, 2008
  • Final schedule for RMS workshops
  • Quantifying statewide water scenarios
  • Corps mulls guideline changes
  • Texans try to boost water IQ
June 04, 2008
  • Workshop on scenarios
  • Special site for water community
  • All Regions Forum materials, presentations now online
  • Delta Knowledge grants
  • Water glossary
May 28, 2008
  • All-Regions Forum update
  • Draft FloodSafe Strategic Plan workshops
  • Delta Vision Task Force meeting
  • Federal Climate Change report
  • Agricultural vision
May 21, 2008
  • All-Regions Forum in San Jose
  • Regional Workshop summaries online
  • Resource Management Strategies workshops set
  • Agriclutural vision
  • Mark your calendars
May 14, 2008
  • All Regions Forum draws closer
  • Garamendi's water proposal
  • Summary of Shared Vision Planning workshop is online
  • Global warming meeting Monday
  • Mark your calendars
May 07, 2008
  • Climate change panel to meet May 20
  • Data Web site launches * All Regions Forum June 2, 3
  • Dutch booklet cites California water planning
  • CALFED offers science fellowships
April 30, 2008
  • How growers irrigate
  • Report: Climate change and water
  • Prop. 50 IRWM grants
  • Ag secretary's column
April 23, 2008
  • North Coast regional workshop
  • DWR computer model
  • IRWM funding workshops
  • Delta meetings
  • Water Awareness Month
April 16, 2008
  • Learn about 'Shared Vision Planning'
  • More strategies ready
  • DWR offers urban drought, desalination guides
  • Delta meetings set
  • Low Impact Development
April 09, 2008
  • Mountain Counties regional workshop
  • State agency planning resources
  • RAND's climate change forum
  • New ag water computer program
  • Delta emergency plan
  • San Joaquin Valley water e-news
April 02, 2008
  • North Lahontan workshop in Truckee
  • 'Shared Vision Planning' session set
  • Delta emergency plan meeting planned
  • Berkeley conference on California, Europe water management
March 26, 2008
  • Delta Vision Chair gives congratulations on Governor's letter
  • Governor's initiatives presented at Advisory Committee meeting
  • Yuba City site of next regional workshop
  • AB 1200 report released
  • Climate Change and California's Water Supply policy forum
March 19, 2008
  • Advisory Committee meetings tomorrow, Friday
  • Regional Reports ready for SF Bay, Central Coast, and Delta regions
  • U.N. publishes groundwater sustainability indicators
  • Delta Vision panel meets this week
March 12, 2008
  • AC meets next week
  • DWR chief briefs Senate panel
  • Draft Resource Management Strategies posted
  • Regional Workshops continue this month
  • Modeling forum abstracts, presentations online
  • All Regions Forum dates set
March 05, 2008
  • Central California Regional Workshops set
  • Department of Conservation's Watershed Program
  • Fundamental shift for water planners?
February 27, 2008
  • This year's first Regional Workshops set
  • Free Delta Vision Workshop
  • DV Blue Ribbon panel to meet
  • RAND releases two water management studies
February 20, 2008
  • Online coure on working effectively with tribes
  • DWR publishes Economic Analysis Guidebook
  • Regional workshops set for March, April
  • Funding Fairs help grants, loans applicants
February 13, 2008
  • Climate change on SWRCB agenda
  • New Mexico forms 'Water Cabinet'
  • PBS features water policy program
  • DWR releases report on Bay-Delta Evaluation Program
February 06, 2008
  • Delta Vision workshop set
  • Water use efficiency
  • San Joaquin River program retired
  • Texas newsletter
January 30, 2008
  • Assumptions & Estimates draft report
  • Tribal Communications meeting highlights
  • DWR planners to particpate in modeling forum
  • Colorado River flow tracked for 12 centuries
January 23, 2008
  • Assumptions & Estimates draft report
  • Tribal Communications meeting highlights
  • DWR planners to particpate in modeling forum
  • Colorado River flow tracked for 12 centuries
January 16, 2008
  • SWAN activities updated on Web site
  • What happens when no water left to manage
  • Collaboration study of five states
  • Floodplain review
January 09, 2008
  • Urban water group takes on climate change
  • Free noontime UCD seminars on climate change
  • Scripps says climate change already disrupting West's water
January 02, 2008
  • Prof proposes to compile regional water planning efforts
  • 2007 water chronology
  • Washington water planners use satellites
  • Water words that work
2007 Return to Top of Page
December 26, 2007
  • Collaboration at warp speed
  • State population nears 38 million
  • Tribal meetings online
  • Water out of thin air
December 19, 2007
  • Delta Vision final report
  • Scenario workshop summary
  • Colorado River pacts
  • Climate change and urban water
December 12, 2007
  • AC meeting next week
  • Water Board adopts Delta resolution
  • Atlanta looking to future
  • Updated CA transportation plan
December 5, 2007
  • AC meeting Dec. 19
  • Isenberg addresses ACWA
  • Water 2010 white paper
  • Water Plan in magazine
  • Inca water planners
  • Meetings
November 28, 2007
  • A 13-page water plan?
  • Delta land-use data surveys, GIS coverages available
  • EPA Clean Water Awards
  • Meeting calendar
November 21, 2007
  • All workshop summaries now online
  • Checking water levels from space
  • Macaulay leaving Advisory Committee
  • Meeting calendar
November 14, 2007
  • Summary available for All Regions Forum
  • Scenario application ideas from UK
  • Upper Kings Basin Water Forum tomorrow
  • Venture capitalist: 'There's money in water'
November 7, 2007
  • AWRA trying to identify most critical water issues.
  • Delta Vision panel seeks DWR comments on Water Plan strategies.
  • DWR scientists help analyze threats to water in Southern California fire areas.
October 31, 2007
  • North Coast Regional Workshop summary now online
  • Two upcoming meetings: One on habitat and floods, and one on grading and soil ecology
  • Governors seek solutions for Western water demands
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