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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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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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Yesterday, November 21, the State Water Board announced that it is considering an amendment to the Statewide Industrial General Storm Water Permit1 (Permit) to allow permit compliance through on-site and off-site capture of industrial storm water. The proposed amendment would incentivize storm water capture to enhance and augment local water supply and quality. Storm water […]

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It’s easy to forget that there are places in the U.S. that lack basic needs such as access to fresh produce and safe drinking water. Radhika Fox, in an article published on Water Deeply News, details efforts by water agencies to develop equitable and inclusive approaches to water management to help stabilize access to safe […]

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California has been considering creative solutions to their water crisis for over a decade. The ambitious plan to build two large water tunnels under the West’s largest estuary has been labeled too expensive by the water utilities that would take the brunt of the cost. An article written by Matt Weiser details the support and […]

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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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Groundwater issues spread far beyond California. The article, “Farmers Propose Novel Solution to Fight Over Groundwater in Nevada” written by David Rothberg outlines the frustrations of state regulators and its rural community to choose a path of solution for the groundwater crisis in Diamond Valley. Diamond Valley in rural Nevada has a critically overdrafted aquifer […]

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We all take for granted our access to clean drinking water. We are familiar with TV commercials that ask for our daily one-penny donations to provide clean water to children in third world countries. What we don’t realize is that access to clean drinking water isn’t just a problem in these foreign countries but much […]

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