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Water Conservation Plunges

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Residential water conservation dwindled during the driest January on record in California, state water regulators announced Tuesday.

Californians saved 8.8 percent in January of this year compared with the same month in 2013, the baseline year that the State Water Resources Control Board uses for comparison. That’s a backslide compared with the 22 percent reduction in water use between December 2014 and December 2013, the agency noted. It also warned that stricter water rules are in the works amid a drought that has entered its fourth year.

Read the full story here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/mar/03/environment-san-diego-water-conservation/


California snow levels reach historic lows

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Snow levels in the Sierra Nevada are at or below what they were during the driest years in California’s recorded history, surveyors said Tuesday, dashing hopes that last weekend’s storm would begin to pull the state out of its increasingly frightful drought.

Read the full story here: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Snow-levels-reach-historic-lows-6112706.php

94 percent of Californians agree: The drought is serious. Now what do we do about it?

Monday, March 02, 2015
Here’s something almost every Californian can agree on:

We’re in a drought.

A Field Poll released Thursday found 94 percent of registered voters in California consider the state’s more than three-year water shortage to be at least “serious,” with a full 68 percent considering the situation “extremely serious.”

Read the full story here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/water-652530-state-percent.html


Statewide Water Conditions and Preparing for a Dry 2015

Monday, March 02, 2015
We are looking at a fourth year of drought,” said Jeanine Jones, the Deputy Drought Manager for the Department of Water Resources as she kicked off the National Water Resources Institute Drought Response Workshop on February 25, 2015 in Irvine.

Read the full story here: http://mavensnotebook.com/2015/03/02/statewide-water-conditions-and-preparing-for-a-dry-2015/


Job Opportunity: Water Conservation Program Specialist

Santa Barbara County Water Agency

Friday, February 27, 2015

Job Vacancy for Public Works Program Specialist for Water Conservation, Santa Barbara County Water Agency

The Public Works Program Specialist is a member of a water conservation team within the Santa Barbara County Water Agency.  The Program Specialist helps to manage collaboratively the multi-agency Regional Water Efficiency Program (RWEP) for Santa Barbara County.  RWEP projects cover a range of best management practices, including: landscape efficiency, student education, public outreach efforts, residential and commercial water efficiency, rebate programs, drought planning, and other topics.  Information about RWEP programs can be found at our regional water efficiency website: www.WaterWiseSB.org. 

Applications must be submitted online by March 10, 2015.  For an official job description, or to apply, please visit the County’s Employment Resources webpage at:
 http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sbcounty/default.cfm or directly at http://bit.ly/1Ah6uhq.

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