Monthly Archives: December 2015

California Water Plan ENews – 12/23/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Briefing to discuss taking the California Water Action Plan to the next level
  • White House sets the stage for a water summit in March
  • Interactive presentation illustrates the Colorado River Basin drought
  • Water pricing workshop will include success stories from around the world
  • Contributors being sought for two studies on outdoor water use
  • Wild and Scenic River findings released for three national forests

Workshop: Introduction to Grant Writing Series – January 20, 2016

A Three-Session Intensive Grant Writing Course Offered for Plumas-Sierra, by Elissa Brown with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

Space is Limited – Register Online Now

Registration Fee of $10.00 will include a deli sandwich and a drink

Community, nonprofit, and local government representatives who would like to learn how to prepare effective grant applications should plan to participate. This workshop is geared to the beginning (no experience) and intermediate (moderate grant writing experience) levels. The first session January 20th will be a half-day workshop (10am-2pm) held at the Plumas County Planning Department Conference Room, 520 Main Street, Quincy. The second and third sessions will be (2) two-hour webinars, dates/times to be decided at first session. A computer and internet access will be required for the webinars.

Click here for a flyer for the workshop series.

Click here for information to help you be prepared and make the most out of the training.  Please Register Now and share with others who may benefit.

Prop 1 funding for storage projects: an overview of the Water Storage Investment Program

With the passage of Proposition 1 in November of 2014, voters approved $7.5 billion for a variety of water projects and programs, with $2.7 billion of that set aside to pay for public benefits of water storage projects. The California Water Commission is the state agency tasked with allocating the money among eligible projects, and over one year since passage of the bond, the Commission preparing to begin the official rulemaking process for the regulations that will govern how the money will be spent. Click here for full article.

California Water Plan Enews – 12/16/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Updated urban water management plan website offers access to population tool
  • Drought technical assistance being made available to California’s tribal governments
  • Water 101 workshop covers the basics of issue past and present
  • Basin boundary modification requests to be discussed during tomorrow’s webinar
  • Looking at what it will take to achieve groundwater sustainability in one valley area
  • Save the dates for next year’s international groundwater conference

California Water Plan ENews – 12/9/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Draft environmental goals report outlines climate change strategy for California
  • USGS looking to fund data providers for groundwater monitoring network
  • Water board’s direct potable reuse group sets next meeting for Jan. 19
  • Small communities program releases draft guidelines for flood risk reduction
  • Water commission to discuss Water Storage Investment Program draft regulations
  • Two new reports highlight the benefits of landscape conservation cooperatives
  • Agricultural workshop to offer water management strategies for perennial crops

Allocating California’s Water: Direction for Reform

Public Policy Institute Water Policy Center, November 2015. California’s water allocation system hampers its ability to meet the state’s needs, especially in times of drought. At its heart is an unusually complex array of water rights. This report summarizes challenges and suggests reforms to strengthen the state’s ability to weather droughts and shifting economic demands for water, while maintaining the existing seniority of water rights. Click here for full report.

California Water Plan Enews – 12/2/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Applications being accepted for $16 million in irrigation project funding
  • Comment deadline for climate change plans extended to Dec. 10
  • Climate change diagram available to assist California tribes in preparing for impacts
  • Newsletter puts a spotlight on the concern over harmful algal blooms
  • PPIC assembles fact sheet on California’s water quality challenges
  • Water leaders class releases final report on managing drought
  • Webinar offering details on how to grow a watershed investment fund