Search results for "policy"

WaterWired: Wow! A Famous Person Starts A Water Institute!

Posted By aquadoc in Planning and Management

Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor, has formed a new water institute, the Water Policy Institute. From the WWW site: "I am pleased to introduce the Water Policy Institute, a one-of-a-kind forum for water leaders to consider the problems and develop new ideas and potential solutions." -

Bush begins effort to track nation's water quality

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

The White House on Tuesday directed four agencies to develop yardsticks for charting changes in the amount and quality of the nation's water.

Clay Johnson, a deputy director of the White House budget office, said various indicators would be used to evaluate whether environmental policies and programs are working. "We currently lack consistent information on the environment and natural resource -

Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

For over 50 years, California has been pumping water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for extensive urban and agricultural uses around the state. Today, the Delta is ailing and in urgent need of a new management strategy. This report concludes that building a peripheral canal to carry water around the Delta is the most promising way to balance two critical policy goals: reviving a threate -

Drought and Israeli Policy Threaten West Bank Water Security

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

Fresh water is precious everywhere but especially in one of the driest, hottest places on earth - the Middle East. It's why it's a strategic resource and the reason countries like Israel do everything possible to secure a reliable supply. In the words of former prime minister Moshe Sharett: "Water to us is life itself." It shapes Israeli policy going back to the early Mandate period. -

Our National Water Policy: Oh, Wait, We Don't Have One

Posted By teddyRIO in Planning and Management

On June 24, 2008, Louie and I curled up on the couch to watch seven of the nation's foremost water resources experts testify before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

This was a new experience for us. For my part, the issue to be addressed -- "Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning" -- was certainly a change of pace -

Aguanomics: National Water Policy

Posted By davidzet in Planning and Management

[a response to another post, also here] I'd prefer zero regulation and zero funding of water at the federal level. I'd prefer a common law defense of water quality and local funding of water projects. (The feds should only get involved on interstate issues.)

Bottom Line: Washington DC has no more clue about how to manage water in California (or anywhere else) than what I should have for lunch -

National water policy “aha” moments

Posted By Roger in Planning and Management

Politicians often get a hard time, perhaps deservedly on occasion. But how do they fare when it comes to national water policy? This article reviews an op-ed by well-known columnist Elizabeth Vega on a recent meeting of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, addressing “Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning.” -

Climate Change Adaptation Policy Workshop

Posted By aquadoc in Planning and Management

The Western Governors' Association, Western States Water Council and the California Department of Water Resources are cosponsoring a workshop on climate change on September 24-26 in Irvine, California. The focus of the workshop is on tools for adaptation to climate change and variability, including beginning development of a set of tools that states could use as a standard of practice for clima -