Media Advisory By: The California Water Alliance A Presidential Memorandum to the Secretaries of the Interior, Commerce, Energy, Army and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality: Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West (October 20, 2018) President Donald Trump’s executive order memorandum establishes policy and directs his Cabinet…

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California Water Alliance MEDIA ALERT Friday, October 12, 2018 Media Contact Robert Dolezal [email protected] (510) 599-5189   (October 12, 2018—Hanford, California) Several major California media outlets that for months have famously defended other classes of victims from their harassers are now blaming Central Valley farmers and rural communities for water problems created by California’s and…

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By: William Bourdeau   For forty years, not a single new state-funded dam or reservoir was built in the state, even as California’spopulation doubled. Rather than build critical water infrastructure, California turned instead to its legislature and administrative bureaucrats to ration the state’s water resources to Californians. Now they regularly impose mandates restricting how we…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Robert Dolezal (916) 408-5144   The California Water Alliance (CalWA) Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to join major agricultural, environmental, conservation, and other organizations in endorsing passage of a new statewide citizen’s ballot initiative and bond measure on November’s ballot. Upon passage, the water bond measure will fund $8.877…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Robert Dolezal (916) 408-5144 (Hanford, California) The California Water Alliance (CalWA) Board of Directors today voted to oppose Proposition 68, a statewide legislative initiative titled the Parks, Environment and Water Bond, appearing on the ballot in June’s Primary Election. “All too often, Californians are fooled when they cast their ballots…

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By The Editorial Board March 6, 2018 7:10 p.m. ET Storms like the one that have doused arid California in recent days are cause for celebration, but also for better conservation. The Sierra Nevada mountains received nearly six feet of snow, which was especially welcome in a dry winter. Snowpack in the Sierras had measured…

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This week, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) set an initial water allocation for our State Water Project at 15 percent for cities and farms. During the 2016-2017 water year the state allowed nearly 50 million acre-feet (16 trillion gallons) of water to run unimpeded into the Pacific Ocean. The inability of California’s water…

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For Immediate Release November 21, 2017 Media Contact: Hector M. Barajas 800.213.4032 ext. 1 [email protected] California Water Alliance Announces Appointment of Interim Executive Director   HANFORD, Calif., (Nov. 21, 2017) – Erik Hansen, chairperson of The California Water Alliance (CalWA), announced the departure of the water policy non-profit’s long-time Executive Director Aubrey Bettencourt and appointment of Raul Riesgo as…

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