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Job Opportunity: Water Conservation Program Specialist

Santa Barbara County Water Agency

Friday, February 27, 2015

Job Vacancy for Public Works Program Specialist for Water Conservation, Santa Barbara County Water Agency

The Public Works Program Specialist is a member of a water conservation team within the Santa Barbara County Water Agency.  The Program Specialist helps to manage collaboratively the multi-agency Regional Water Efficiency Program (RWEP) for Santa Barbara County.  RWEP projects cover a range of best management practices, including: landscape efficiency, student education, public outreach efforts, residential and commercial water efficiency, rebate programs, drought planning, and other topics.  Information about RWEP programs can be found at our regional water efficiency website: 

Applications must be submitted online by March 10, 2015.  For an official job description, or to apply, please visit the County’s Employment Resources webpage at: or directly at

February Drought Update: How Do Those Reservoirs Look?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
As expected, the big rains that have fallen in the northern half of California have boosted storage at the state’s principal reservoirs. So now we’re confronted with a glass half-full/half-empty proposition when we appraise how they’re looking.

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CA Natural Resources Agency releases draft water bond spending schedule, grant guidelines

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

From the California Natural Resources Agency:

"The California Natural Resources Agency today released a draft schedule detailing the benchmarks for the first year of the ten year expenditure period of the water bond (Proposition 1) that was passed by voters in November 2014. Also, draft guidelines for applications for grants made available by the bond will be available on the  Bond Accountability website  to assist grant-making organizations and applicants.

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Federal government makes it rain to help ease California drought

Monday, February 09, 2015

In a joint press conference on Friday, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and California governor Jerry Brown announced a $50 million federal plan to combat the historic drought ravaging the West Coast.

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Local Water Agencies Gear Up for Ongoing Conservation, Drought Response

Friday, February 06, 2015

With a fourth year of drought now unfolding, water agencies around the state are gearing up for continued water use restrictions and ongoing education and outreach on water conservation.

Mandatory conservation measures remain in place in urban areas, and are expected to continue as drought conditions evolve in 2015. 

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