Last week, Representative Jeff Denham’s legislation to authorize financing of new water storage projects passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the comprehensive America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (WRDA). The language in this legislation, which comes from Denham’s New WATER Act, leverages non-federal investments to provide funding for expanding water storage.

Dennis Nuxoll

This coming November, California voters will have the opportunity to support Proposition 3, a measure that would invest $8.877 billion in water infrastructure and programs throughout the state. Prop 3, called the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018, would provide funds to address a host of California’s critical water priorities, including safe drinking water, wastewater recycling, sustainable groundwater management, watershed restoration and fish and wildlife habitat conservation.

Dave Puglia

Sustain Orange County will host their third annual event, Water Solutions 3 (WS3), on Thursday, August 30. The event will focus on exploring strategies and innovations that will help meet the increasing challenges with water in the Orange County region.

For many decades, water has been one of the greatest challenges in Orange County. Conservation measures that were once considered temporary are now being transitioned to permanent status through the state legislation. Water districts and their ratepayers will face steep fines if they do not meet the new strict water guidelines.

Hank Giclas

This Friday is the deadline for the public to submit final comments to the State Water Resources Control Board on its Bay Delta Water Quality Plan. The Plan, as proposed, would double the amount of water left in the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers, with additional future flow requirements for the Sacramento River, with no scientific justification that it will help targeted threatened or endangered fish species.

Cory Lunde


Water Supply

Water supply is ranked by Western Growers' members as one of the most important sustainability priorities requiring the association's full attention and support.  It is something WG's staff focuses on every day.

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