California Water Plan eNews – 10/26/16

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Materials from two of Tuesday’s Update 2018 meetings posted online
  • The cost of future water sources detailed in report from the CPUC
  • Meetings will focus on best management practices for groundwater basins
  • New calculator available for 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program, deadline extended
  • Climate change adaptation added to draft safety element of General Plan Guidelines
  • Researchers to share findings on effects of sea-level rise on Pacific coast marshes
  • Updated agenda posted for next month’s conservation districts conference

California Water Plan eNews – 10/19/16

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Updated agendas posted for next week’s California Water Plan Update 2018 meetings
  • Wikipedia adds article on history, development of the California Water Plan
  • Management of State Water Project detailed in release of annual report from DWR
  • DWR posts final groundwater basin boundary modifications
  • California’s water management challenges outlined in PPIC report
  • Israeli innovation center offers possible solutions to California water problems

CA Abandoned Mine Prioritization Tool Public Workshop – 11/3/16

SAVE THE DATE: November 3, 2016


California Abandoned Mine Prioritization Tool
Draft Attributes, Evaluation, and Risk Screening Levels

You are invited to attend a public workshop to review draft work products for the California Abandoned Mine Prioritization Tool (CAMPT). CAMPT is focusing on ways legacy abandoned mine sites in California can be prioritized for various types of action based on chemical and physical hazards they pose to the public and the environment. The draft work products created to date include attributes, data sources, and evaluation ranges that comprise the decision criteria for ranking the mine sites.

In addition, three screening tiers (Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3) and the mine site investigation activities associated with each tier will be presented, along with example scenarios of how the attributes contribute to analyses and ranking of hazards in each tier.

Finally, participants will be able to learn about the analytical approach underpinning CAMPT using examples from similar decision-support tools.

Your input is sought regarding the comprehensiveness, application, and evaluation of available screening data, existing risk assessment guidelines and criteria, and approved chemical contamination thresholds proposed for incorporation into the tool. These thresholds are intended to support government agency analyses and ranking of hazards from abandoned mines, and the risks posed to human health and the environment from those hazards in California.

Date and time: November 3, 2016, 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. Central)

You can attend in person or online. Please RSVP with your preference.

Join the WebEx Meeting:

Meeting number: 743 374 302

Meeting Password: pFq9WAU@

If you are not using a computer, then you may join by phone:

Call-in toll-free number (Verizon): 1-877-996-5588 (US)

Attendee access code: 207 612 3

California Water Plan eNews – 10/5/16

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

• Public invited to participate in orientation webinar for Update 2018 committee
• Energy commission looking for innovative water conservation technologies
• Workshop series will look at affordable water for low-income Californians
• October newsletter available from Office of Sustainable Water Solutions
• Conservation conference will try to unite urban and rural communities
• Water and politics on the agenda for annual agribusiness conference
• Some lessons for applying collaborative science to large ecosystems