Water

State Water Allocations Highlight Urgency to Create More H2O image

State Water Allocations Highlight Urgency to Create More H2O

As we enter the third year of our most recent drought, the federal Bureau of Reclamation this week announced dramatic reductions in water deliverie...
Council CEO Jim Wunderman to Headline Statewide Desalination Conference image

Council CEO Jim Wunderman to Headline Statewide Desalination Conference

The recent deluge of rain and snow started to refill California reservoirs and aquifers badly depleted by record drought, but it didn’t begin to ...
Council Advocacy Helps Push Two Major Water Projects Closer to the Finish Line image

Council Advocacy Helps Push Two Major Water Projects Closer to the Finish Line

Plans to build the new Sites Reservoir and expand the Pacheco Reservoir both cleared major hurdles at the California Water Commission this week (De...
Council Confronts Tough Options for Boosting Drought Resilience image

Council Confronts Tough Options for Boosting Drought Resilience

With California plunging deeper into drought, the Bay Area Council Water & Climate Resilience Committee met with Natural Resources Secretary Wa...
Steep Water Restrictions Loom as Talks Collapse image

Steep Water Restrictions Loom as Talks Collapse

Millions of Bay Area water users could see cuts of up to 50% in dry years after state water officials walked away from negotiations over a conteste...
The Pen is Not Mightier than the Drought image

The Pen is Not Mightier than the Drought

Bay Area Council CEO this week penned an OpEd for Calmatters highlighting the urgency of developing new water sources for drought-stricken Californ...
Council Asks Legislature to Help Silicon Valley Stave Off Drought Disaster image

Council Asks Legislature to Help Silicon Valley Stave Off Drought Disaster

The Bay Area Council this week called on state legislators to appropriate $20 million to help Valley Water—Silicon Valley’s primary water provi...
Attention Shifts to State Water Plan as Drought Worsens image

Attention Shifts to State Water Plan as Drought Worsens

Plans by state agencies to force water users in the Bay Area and elsewhere to leave more water in rivers and streams at the expense of homes and bu...
How much would it cost to drought-proof the Bay Area? image

How much would it cost to drought-proof the Bay Area?

Even a small risk of supply disruption warrants big investments in drought-proof water. By Adrian Covert, Vice President, Climate Policy The rising...
State Approves $13 Million Council-Backed Request to Advance Desalination image

State Approves $13 Million Council-Backed Request to Advance Desalination

California this week approved $13 million for a major desalination research and development initiative that the Bay Area Council had been advocatin...
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