The News Review:
- NEVADA VIEWS: Water and our economy
- President’s water man promises stronger federal support for Delta
- Water Watcher
- As climate changes every drop counts
NEVADA VIEWS: Water and our economy
Las Vegas Review – Journal
In short if our water supply dries up our economy dries up jobs dry up tourism dries up property values dry up and investments dry up. Here are a few sobering facts: 90 percent of our current water supply comes from the Colorado River. Severe drought conditions have caused average runoff into the river to drop to 66 percent of normal. The water level in Lake Mead has already dropped by 120 feet.
President’s water man promises stronger federal support for Delta
San Jose Mercury News
place_ad_here(“adPosBox”); people that rely at least partly on delta water. Hayes did not offer specifics but said the delta would receive more attention. “We have to save the bay-delta for the ecological value as well as the water supply. “The state’s top water official welcomed the administration’s support. “We appreciate something today we haven’t had for a few years that’s a full federal partner” said Department of Water Resources director Lester Snow. Next week state lawmakers are expected to take up a sweeping package of bills meant to reshape how the state manages water and how to protect the delta. Meanwhile a Bay Delta Conservation Plan that would build a peripheral canal around the delta as part of an environmental protection package backed by Gov.
Why do you have to promote regulations for high-quality public water? The laws and regulations governing the treatment and delivery of public water supplies are very complex and involve numerous scientific and technical issues. For example CWWA has worked on issues involving the oversight of water main installations cross connection prevention streamflow standards water-supply planning and watershed land protection. ur member utility companies have engineers certified operators lab technicians planners and superintendents whose expertise helps educate lawmakers and public officials regarding how a particular bill or regulation will affect water quality infrastructure operations rates or service etc. How is Connecticut’s public water supply doing overall? What are some of the concerns your association has about our public water supply? Do you deal with issues like delivery infrastructure at all? verall Connecticut’s public water supplies are among the best in the country. However we cannot take our water supplies for granted or we could end up in a situation like the Southeast which is still grappling with a severe drought.
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As climate changes every drop counts
Contra Costa Times
“In Western states there’s been an increasing push to see this as a water supply resource” said Noah Garrison an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council who co-authored the report “A Clear Blue Future” released last week. Garrison teamed with UC Santa Barbara and University of Washington researchers to release this analysis of how rainwater capture or infiltration projects could make up for water shortages attributed to altered weather. By 2050 winters cut short by climate change are expected to reduce by one-quarter the snowpack in the Sierra according to the state Department of Water Resources with greater depletion projected in the decades beyond. As these vast fields of high-mountain snow melt during the spring summer and fall they provide a steady source of pristine water to rivers heading to the lowlands which replenish reservoirs supplying tap water used by millions. Stormwater that’s usually dumped into the nearest waterway could fill a critical gap in this predicted shortfall the new report states.