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Pacific Institute issues helpful analysis of CA water bond to better inform Nov voters

Friday, October 24, 2014

With California facing ongoing water challenges, voters on the November 4th ballot will be asked whether to approve Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. As such, the Pacific Institute, an independent think tank focused on water issues, has released an objective new report that helps voters untangle the complexities of the water bond measure.

Read the full story here: http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2014/10/pacific-institute-releases-independent-analysis-of-the-water-bond.html


For First Time, Water Tops List Of Californians’ Concerns

Friday, October 24, 2014

More than three times as many Californians are following news about the drought than are following news about the state’s gubernatorial race. A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California found that 62 percent of voters are following the drought very closely while only 18 percent are following the election very closely. About another 30 percent were following each “fairly closely.”

Read the full story here: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/23/3583660/water-concern-californians-poll/


Drought-Stricken States Like California Are Getting Away With Absurdly Cheap Water Prices

Friday, October 24, 2014

Water scarcity is a real challenge in California right now, but many still view the resource as cheap and plentiful despite the state's drought. In a pair of reports, The Hamilton Project at Brookings Institution suggests that states and local governments can change that perception by raising the price of water. 

Read the full story here: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119962/california-drought-low-water-rates-encourage-water-wasters


Sow There! Quick shower overhaul helps save plants during drought

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you had asked me then, I would have vehemently denied being a water-waster. My showers were of a reasonable amount of time, I'm too lazy to wash the car, my yard is small, children do not flock to my house on Saturdays to play on a slip-and-slide.

Now that I'm consciously trying to conserve I see how quickly water adds up.

Read the full story here: http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_26785965/sow-there-quick-shower-overhaul-helps-save-plants


San Gabriel Valley water agency declares supply emergency

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District declared a water supply emergency Wednesday amid record-low levels.

Read the full story here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-gabriel-valley-water-agency-declares-supply-emergency-20141022-story.html

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