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California's DROPS program bring water conservation to schools

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The State Water Resources Control Board has approved guidelines for a new program that will be reduce stormwater runoff at schools in California.

The Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS) will provide approximately $25.5 million to local educational agencies. That money will be used to complete projects at schools to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution.

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California allocates vastly more water than supplies allow, study shows

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The state of California has handed out five times more water rights than nature can deliver, a new study by University of California researchers shows.

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Despite New Law, California Cities Aren't Fining Water Wasters

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For all the tough talk about cracking down on water wasters, Los Angeles and other California cities are choosing gentle coaxing over costly fines.

Los Angeles officials announced Monday that they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols but will keep their policy of educating and warning violators rather than fining them.

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MOU Revision Proposal

Monday, August 18, 2014

In 2013, the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s (CUWCC) Board of Directors established a Bylaws Committee to review the MOU Bylaws. The goals of the Committee were to:

  • Ensure the Bylaws were in full compliance with California non-profit corporation law; and
  • Ensure the Council maintains its current structure; improve clarity and consistency; and
  • Identify benefits of Full Membership.

Since then, the Council has engaged with outside counsel to ensure compliance with California law. The Bylaws Committee proposed a variety of changes that outside counsel recommended in order to achieve full compliance.

Tell us the types of video resources you need!

The Council is compiling water conservation related "How To" and "Do it Yourself" videos- we need your feedback.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A major part of this project is identifying gaps in subject matter and developing a list of suggested video production topics for DWR.  With that in mind, we have two special requests for you.

1. We are making one final appeal for any conservation videos that you haven’t already sent to us.  We are particularly interested in videos that fit into the following categories:

  • Non-English Language
  • California Native and/or Climate Appropriate Plants
  • Permeable Hardscapes
  • Swales
2. We want to know the types of videos that would be most beneficial for you and your customers.  We have created a short survey to collect your thoughts.   The survey is available at  It only takes a few minutes and will be a strong guide for our recommendations to DWR.  The survey will be available until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 27th.

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