Tag Archives: california drought

In a February 28, 2018 article published by the UCLA News Room, Mark Gold, UCLA’s associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability and one of the report authors, says Los Angeles could wean itself off of imported water “if it does a better job of capturing local stormwater, increases the use of recycled water, cleans […]

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A recent LA Times article discusses an upcoming ballot measure that will provide LA County voters with a chance to decide their own fate when it comes to water independence. As the next step after Assembly Bill (AB) 1180, which was approved by Governor Brown on October 9, 2017, this November 2018 ballot measure will […]

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) recently launched the Industrial Stormwater Rebate Program (ISRP),a program designed to help achieve the goals of Mayor Garcetti’s  Sustainable City Plan, which include cutting the purchase of imported water in half by 2025 and locally sourcing half of all LA’s water by 2035. Approved on March 13, […]

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A common misconception about water storage projects in California is that there haven’t been any major installations since the 1970s. A large part of that misconception is that large dams, and other massive installs, are the first thing that come to mind when someone says, “water storage”. An article written by Barry Nelson, and independent […]

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In an opinion piece for the Pasadena Star-News, Thomas Wong, President of the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, serves up the hard facts about California’s desperate need for stormwater management. In this article, Wong chronicles the environmental devastation over the course of 2017 that was lead by the most devastating wildfires California has ever […]

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Almost a year after publishing our digital case study about the development known as “USC Village” we see the intricate stormwater capture system hard at work after the first rainfall since its opening in August. An article written by Ron Mackovich and published on the USC News website offers understanding of how the many BMPs, […]

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A blog published by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) on December 3, 2017 explicates the allocation of the $7.5 billion 2014 state bond, Proposition 1. “The money is broken into seven funding categories. The bond language preauthorized $2.7 billion for water storage projects. For the other six areas, spending must be appropriated in the […]

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The California Water Commission will determine which water storage projects will receive $2.7 billion in funding. Kirsten James, author of this article published on Water Deeply, has her fingers crossed that California carefully considers projects that expand underground storage. “California voters overwhelmingly approved a $7.5 billion water bond, known as Proposition 1, to help the state […]

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The historic drought in California may be long gone but water conservation habits die hard. From 2012 to 2016 California residents were subject to imposed strict water use regulations. Over that time, residents reduced their use of earth’s most valuable resource by about a quarter. An article written by Alastair Bland details the rise and […]

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When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the drought had ended the rural residents on San Joaquin valley felt forgotten when their wells were still running dry. Evelyn Rios, 80, lives in rural Madera County where she thought she was being hooked up to the city of Madera’s water system. In 2014, Rios’ well dried up […]

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