Water Infrastructure Letter Sent to President Biden

A national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership this week to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic recovery package. Read Full Article  

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Metropolitan Board Takes Action to Fund Next Phase of Delta Conveyance Project

Metropolitan’s board voted unanimously last week to fund its share of the environmental planning and pre-construction costs for the Delta Conveyance Project. The state initiative would increase the long-term reliability of the State Water Project and make it more resilient to climate extremes, sea level rise and earthquakes. Read the press release.

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Valley Ag Voice – CalWA

Benjamin Franklin once commented that, “when the well is dry, they know the worth of water.” But Californians have long contradicted our founding father’s wise words; we always recognize the importance of water and have fought over it for decades. Occasionally these water wars become enflamed as a result of drought, but just as often…

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California shifts water from farms, cities to fish. But a Jerry Brown compromise plan isn’t dead.

  Media ArticlesBy Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee California shifts water from farms, cities to fish. But a Jerry Brown compromise plan isn’t dead. (December 12, 2018) Despite an epic last-minute, $1.7 billion compromise agreement announced Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the State Water Resources Control Board voted Wednesday to reallocate billions…

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California Water Alliance Issues Statement on President’s Executive Order Concerning Water in the West

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Robert Dolezal [email protected] (510) 599-5189   October 22, 2018 (Hanford, California) – The West and the people who live in it have suffered over water for decades. By turns, they’ve toiled with:      •  Confusing, frequently contentious debate over California water policy,      •  Arbitrary court decisions,  …

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California Water Alliance’s Executive Summary of President Trump’s Executive Order for Water In The West

  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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NEWS OUTLETS IGNORE FACTS: GOVERNMENT MADE CENTRAL VALLEY’S FARMERS AND COMMUNITIES INTO VICTIMS

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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Divide Water Fairly. Use It Efficiently.

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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California Water Alliance Endorses Citizens Bond Measure Initiative for November General Election

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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California Water Alliance Issues Statement Opposing Proposition 68 for June Primary Election

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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