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California’s Brown Calls Conservation Priority in Drought

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown said improving conservation, including measures to recycle water, will be a top priority as the state’s record drought shows no sign of abating.

Read the full story here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-20/california-s-brown-calls-conservation-priority-in-drought.html


Amid California's drought, a bruising battle for cheap water

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is desalination the drought solution for California?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Along this patch of the Pacific, welders and pipefitters nearly outnumber the surfers and sunbathers. Within sight of the crashing waves, the laborers are assembling what some hope will make water scarcity a thing of the past.

They are building the Carlsbad Desalination Project, which will convert as much as 56 million gallons of seawater a day into drinking water for San Diego County residents. The project, with a price tag of $1 billion, is emerging from the sand like an industrial miracle. In California's highly regulated coastal zone, it took nearly 15 years to move from concept to construction, surviving 14 legal challenges.

Read the full story here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/10/19/4188018_drought-solution.html?rh=1


2014 Excellence Awards

Monday, October 20, 2014
Each year the Council proudly honors two deserving individuals for their outstanding efforts in the water conservation and water use efficiency industry. This is the time of year that we recognize the many accomplishments made by the progressive and strong leaders within California. Read more...

Bruce Maiman: Officials preach conservation but guzzle water

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Government bigwigs are once again doing what they do best - bending their own rules. Shocking, right?

The Center for Investigative Reporting analyzed water bills from 2012 and 2013 for roughly 150 local officials and found that nearly half of them used more water than the average household. Nearly 60 percent used more water in 2013 than in 2012, even as drought conditions worsened.

Read the full story here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/10/13/6780390/viewpoints-officials-preach-conservation.html
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