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Job Opportunity: Water Conservation Specialist

Long Beach Water Department

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Under general direction, develop, implement, and sustain Long Beach Water Department water conservation programs; recommend and coordinate water conservation programs. Read more...

California farmers strike water-saving deal with state

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A group of farmers in the heart of California's agricultural region have cut a historic deal with the state to reduce their water use by 25 percent in exchange for avoiding deeper mandatory cuts sure to come later.

Officials say the pact could serve as a model for other farmers throughout the state struggling against the drought.

Read the full story here: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/environment-and-nature/20150523/qa-california-farmers-strike-water-saving-deal-with-state


City to choose trees over grass as it conserves water

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Save the trees, kill some grass.

That’s the most simple message in the city of Davis’ comprehensive plan to tackle its own water use to help the community reach a 28-percent water conservation mandate from the state, compared to 2013 numbers.

Read the full story here: http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city-to-choose-trees-over-grass-as-it-conserves-water/


MOU Revision - June 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015
As many of you know, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the Council Board approved changes to BMP 1.4. It directed the BMP 1.4 Board Committee to finalize language and explanatory materials. On Wednesday, May 20, the Board reviewed the final language and materials and found them in conformity with its March 10 vote. As such, it has sent the proposed changes to the full membership for a formal vote.

'Droughtshaming' hopes to out California water cheats

Thursday, May 21, 2015
#Droughtshaming - a practice that began online last year - is back again as California enters its fourth summer of extreme drought. Residents who catch their neighbours wasting water are posting pictures and videos, often with addresses, on Facebook and Twitter as well as via apps. (It is the home of Silicon Valley, after all.)

Despite calls for massive reduction in water use and the threat of fines for those who waste water, there are still Californians washing their cars and watering their lawns. 

Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-32789579

 

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