Tag: emergency water

Water security consists of the systems and actions required to protect a water supply from natural disasters, security threats, accidental and intentional contamination, and other vulnerabilities.

A State of Conservation: Making Drought Measures Permanent

A State of Conservation: Making Drought Measures Permanent

The drought is far from over. Nearly 90% of the state of California “remains in moderate drought or worse,” despite extra precipitation in northern California this winter, says the Associated Press. And according to California’s policymakers, it’s time for the state to transition from short-term emergency measures to a permanent

Governor Brown Issues Order to Continue Water Savings as Drought Persists

Governor Brown Issues Order to Continue Water Savings as Drought Persists

Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly water use reporting, new permanent water use standards in California communities, and bans on clearly wasteful

Strong Statewide Conservation Effort in March

Strong Statewide Conservation Effort in March

Californians sharpened their water-saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3% compared to the amount used in March 2013–double February’s savings, and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled 23.9% compared with the

California Reports Strong Conservation Effort in March

California Reports Strong Conservation Effort in March

Californians sharpened their water saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3 percent compared to the amount used in March 2013 – double February’s savings and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled

State Water Board Adopts Extended Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

State Water Board Adopts Extended Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

Extended Regulation Gives More Flexibility to Water Suppliers to Meet Conservation Targets

With California still experiencing severe drought despite recent rains, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) today adopted an extended and revised emergency regulation to ensure that urban water conservation continues in 2016.

The regulation extends restrictions on

State Water Board Releases Water Conservation Data

December 2, 2014 – SACRAMENTO – After leveling off in September, statewide residential water conservation receded in October to just a 6.7 percent reduction in year-over-year water use. In the most recent survey of nearly 400 urban water retailers, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) learned that

Reader Profile: JoEllen Jacoby

Reader Profile: JoEllen Jacoby

For JoEllen Jacoby, less is more. Each day, Jacoby, a licensed landscape architect and the supervising landscape conservation designer for San Diego’s Water Conservation Program, endeavors to “affect change in the way we look at water use in our landscape, and to teach people to relish and respect the importance

Managing Resource and Financial Volatility

Managing Resource and Financial Volatility

“The world today faces the enormous, dual challenges of renewing its decaying water infrastructure and building new water infrastructure. Now is an opportune moment to update the analytic strategies used for planning such grand investments under an uncertain and changing climate” (Milly et al. 2008). “A change to freshwater availability

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