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Water assessment measure wins Bush's signature

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

President George W. Bush has signed the New Mexico Water Planning Act into law, which provides $3 million annually for water planning in New Mexico.

The Senate bill was authored by Pete Domenici and co-sponsored by Jeff Bingaman. It authorizes the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey to provide technical assistance to the state and makes $3 million available annually for five y http://www.bizjournals.com -

How Can Los Angeles Plan Housing without Water?

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

“I have not seen a more serious water situation in my career, and I've been doing this 30 years,” said Timothy Quinn, executive director of the Assn. of California Water Agencies. “This is a harbinger of relatively tough times, not just for this year but for a set of years,” Quinn said. He and others urged Californians to rein in water use.

So while contemplating Quinn's words and closely read http://www.citywatchla.com -

City commits $1 billion to sewers

Posted By Josue in Planning and Management

O'ahu sewer repairs thrown off-schedule by a massive Ala Wai Canal spill two years ago are getting back on track as the city commits more than $1 billion to upgrade thousands of miles of aging lines. http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com -

Israel: Don't make the desert bloom

Posted By Arash in Planning and Management

THIS is the fourth consecutive year of drought in Israel. Last winter it rained only about 65% of the long-term average. The water level in the Sea of Galilee, the source of nearly 30% of Israel's fresh water, is close to the danger line and hardly rose during the winter even though the pipeline that takes water from it was closed for part of the year. This week the government reacted with an eme http://www.economist.com -

Cash For Grass - City of Roseville, California

Posted By ahraryh in Planning and Management

The Cash for Grass Rebate Pilot Program helps property owners convert water-thirsty grass to a water efficient landscape. The City of Roseville will rebate customers $1.00 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with water efficient landscape with a $1,000 cap per address. http://www.roseville.ca.us -

Sarah Bates on Land and Water: And Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet?

Posted By macy in Planning and Management

A recent issue of National Geographic featured a compelling story on the double-barreled threat facing western states: rapid population growth and climate change. “The American West was won by water management,” proclaims the article. “What happens when there's no water left to manage?” http://aquadoc.typepad.com -