The 26th Annual California Water Policy Conference will be held this month in San Diego from April 6-7 and will bring together water leaders representing agricultural, environmental, urban, government and private sector constituencies, as well as interested individuals from the general public.

The conference provides a unique forum where attendees can inform and be informed through active dialogue.

Jeff Janas

Yesterday, the California Water Commission announced that the application period for water storage projects will be open from March 14, 2017, to August 14, 2017. Proponents of new water storage projects in California are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. Through this program, the Commission will fund the public benefits of water storage projects that improve the operation of the state water system, are cost effective, and provide a net improvement in ecosystem and water quality conditions.

Stephanie Metzinger

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced it is accepting applications for State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) grants as of February 1, 2017. According to a CDFA press release, competitive grant funding totaling approximately $3.75 million will be made available “to provide financial assistance to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water at California agricultural operations.”

Jeff Janas

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