Santa Ana River Watershed Conference 2014Join us for a dynamic dicussion of the next chapter of water resources challenges and opportunities at our 5th Annual Santa Ana River Watershed Conference.
Groundwater Reduction during Drought in the Colorado River BasinResearchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and UC Irvine found that the rate of depletion of groundwater storage far exceeded the rate of depletion of Lake Powell and Mead.
OWOW 2.0 PlanSAWPA is pleased to announce the adoption of One Water One Watershed (OWOW) 2.0 Plan for the Santa Ana River Watershed. This plan reflects the culmination of the work of the OWOW Pillar workgroups in identifying new implementation projects and programs that will address the water resource challenges facing the region.
Brine LineThe Inland Empire Brine Line is an effective and economical means for customers to dispose of salty waste water. Like much of the Inland Empire, Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) in inland areas have salt restrictions which may prevent your industry from discharging its waste to the sanitary sewer. The Inland Empire Brine Line transports this salty waste water to a treatment plant in Orange County.
Stormwater Quality Standards Task ForceThis Task Force proposed a phased work plan to re-evaluate water quality standards as they relate to stormwater and dry weather flows within the watershed necessary to protect REC-1 beneficial uses.
There is region that covers a large part of the American West, 1/12th the Continental U.S. land mass in fact, that is in a 14 year drought. Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine found […] […]
Background On January 17, 2014, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown declared a drought state of emergency. With less rains, the State is finding ways to direct funds to drought-impacted communities, thus SB 103 and 104, the drought relief bill package […] […]
Presentations from the May 13, 2014 OWOW Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation Water Use Efficiency Workshop are now posted on the OWOW Resources page.
In late February 2014 CA Department of Water Resources began the process of finalizing a Grant Agreement with the OWOW Proposition 84 Round 2 project proponents. Due to the recent drought legislation (SB 103, 104), Round 2 is being expedited. The Grant Agreement is scheduled to be finalized by early Summer 2014.
In light of SB 103, 104, the next Proposition 84 grant solicitation is also being expedited. The reference to “rounds” will no longer be used. What would have been called Round 3 is split into two solicitations: 1) the 2014 OWOW Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation, and 2) the 2015 OWOW Grant Solicitation. DWR released the final Guidelines and final Proposal Solicitation Package for the 2014 Grant Solicitation on June 2.
One of the best ways to see the Santa Ana River up close is on the back of a horse. The Santa Ana is the spine of a watershed that reaches from Big Bear to Huntington Beach, and you can show your kids one of the best up-close views of its natural beauty while riding […] […]
The Other California Innovation That Went Global When most people think about technology being exported from California, we think about Silicon Valley – Google, Apple, and Facebook. But it’s a rather non-descript group of buildings in Orange County that are attracting world attention. A steady stream of scientists, engineers, and politicians from drought-str […]