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Broad Coalition Launches in Support of Governor Newsom’s Plan to Fix California’s Aging Water Distribution Infrastructure

November 20, 2019

Prominent Business, Labor, Environmental, Community and Water Advocates Will Work to Support Plan for Delta Conveyance Infrastructure to Protect California’s Water Security For Immediate Release: November 20, 2019 Contact: Kyle Griffith              (916)443-0872 Sacramento – Today, a broad coalition of prominent labor, business, environmental, community and water leaders announced the launch of Californians for […]

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Are We Doomed by Climate Change?

August 14, 2019

Fast-thinking innovation is needed to prevent ‘wetter wets, drier dries, hotter hots’ from threatening the state’s crops, species and economy AUG 14, 2019 By Alastair Bland Mediterranean climates, like California’s, typically follow boom and bust cycles, marked by a predictable shift between cold and wet and hot and dry. But the changing climate will amplify […]

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San Diego Explained: An Earthquake Could Impact San Diego’s Water Supply

August 7, 2019

On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Ry Rivard and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia lay out three worst-case scenarios that could affect San Diego’s water supply when an earthquake hits. By Adriana Heldiz Earthquakes could have a major impact on San Diego’s water supply, even if they happen far away. That’s because […]

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Press Release: SCV Chamber Joins Californians for Water Security Coalition

July 25, 2019

PRESS RELEASE | WEDNESDAY, JUL 24, 2019 The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has joined the Californians for Water Security Coalition to help advocate on behalf of the SCV, which relies on water sourced through the California State Water Project. The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has joined the Californians for Water Security Coalition […]

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Opinion: Earthquakes can dry water supply. Californians must prepare.

July 25, 2019

By Charles Wilson, executive director of the Southern California Water Coalition Recent earthquakes have us all thinking about emergency preparedness. Whether that’s updating the earthquake kit, putting supplies in the car trunk, or finally affixing the bookshelves to the wall, there are steps we can take personally to prepare for the worst. Critical to any […]

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With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?

June 20, 2019

By Christopher Flavell June 19, 2019 WASHINGTON — As disaster costs keep rising nationwide, a troubling new debate has become urgent: If there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global warming, how should we decide which ones to save first? After three years of brutal flooding and hurricanes in the United […]

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State Agencies Seek Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System

June 19, 2019

By California Natural Resources Agency State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century. The effort seeks to broaden California’s approach on water in the face of a range of existing challenges, including unsafe drinking water, major flood risks […]

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California Governor Makes Big Change to Giant Water Project

May 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom scrapped a $16 billion plan Thursday to build two giant water tunnels to reroute the state’s water system and instead directed state agencies to restart planning for a single tunnel. The move is a blow to the vision of his predecessor, fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, who had championed […]

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Why Delta Conveyance

June 10, 2019

Rain and snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and supplies drinking water—through the State Water Project (SWP)—to 27 million people. That’s more than the entire population of 48 other states.  Yet the reliability of this critical water supply is compromised. Constraints on the effectiveness of the 1960-era water conveyance […]

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Opinion: Support Newsom’s ‘reset’ to a one-tunnel project

May 26, 2019

By Ted R. Page, President, Kern County Water Agency Board One tunnel or two? It’s just four words, but if you say them around anyone familiar with California water issues they will know exactly what you are talking about, and it’s likely they will have a strong opinion. During Gov. Newsom’s State of the State […]

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Mojave Water Agency supports one-tunnel water plan

May 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom scrapped a $16 billion plan Thursday to build two giant water tunnels to reroute the state’s water system and instead directed state agencies to restart planning for a single tunnel. The move is a blow to the vision of his predecessor, fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, who had championed […]

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SCV Water head backs governor’s plan for one tunnel, not two

May 2, 2019

One tunnel or two tunnels — the state’s plan to overhaul the crumbling water conveyance system that brings Northern California water to Southern California is all right with local water officials. On Thursday, as directed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Natural Resources Agency announced the California Department of Water Resources will withdraw plans for […]

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Newsom officials formally end Brown 2-tunnel plan for Delta

May 2, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday it will begin a new permitting process for a single tunnel underneath the state’s main water hub, formally ending former Gov. Jerry Brown’s decades long plan for two tunnels to improve supply reliability. Newsom, who has long signaled a preference for a smaller structure to transport water from the […]

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Our Roadmap to a Better California Water System

March 11, 2019

Let’s do the Math: One tunnel for the Delta is 100 percent better than Zero. And here’s the context: While the Silicon Valley Leadership Group supported former Governor Jerry Brown’s belief that two Delta tunnels to convey water that so many people depend upon was the best policy choice, we also concur with Governor Gavin […]

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