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Sustainable Landscape Training Program

Monday, February 08, 2016

Solano County Water Agency, City of Napa, Napa RCD, and Napa County have teamed with Bay Friendly to offer a “Training & Qualification Program for Design of Sustainable Residential Landscapes.”

This is a four day training that will meet each Wednesday, March 9 – 30 at Napa Valley College. Please see the attached or visit https://www.bayfriendlycoalition.org/BFL-DTQ.shtml for additional details


California Water Board backs program targeting utilities’ water losses

Approves $3.2 million in technical assistance for validated water audits

Monday, January 11, 2016

The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will receive $3.2 million over two years to help California’s water agencies produce validated system water audits, in an action approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on January 5. Accurate water audits are the first step in developing systematic water management programs to cut unnecessary losses of both water and revenue, according to experts. Legislation in 2014 and last year now require the approximately 450 urban water systems to submit validated water audits to the state’s Department of Water Resources (DWR), but proponents say that the utilities’ self interest in discovering and curbing unknown losses of water and money should make the program extremely popular. Click here to continue reading.


We need fairer water conservation goals for inland California

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The State Water Resources Control Board meets Monday on potential changes to mandatory water conservation targets should the drought persist into 2016. It needs to correct a significant problem with current targets that unfairly impact California’s inland communities. Read the full story here.

A Sign Saying Back Off My (Green) Lawn

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
In Northern California, curious signs of the drought are popping up at homes with lush lawns.

They read: “Our gardens are watered by a well,” or, “non-potable water in use for irrigation.”
What they’re really saying is, don’t be mad at me because of my green lawn.
Read the full story here.


Could Los Angeles design its way to water independence?

Monday, December 14, 2015
The San Fernando Valley is a sprawling concrete metropolis of stucco-encrusted- apartment buildings and chain stores — a sun-baked suburb with freeways “running through the yard,” as songwriter Tom Petty aptly put it.

To Peter Arnold, an architect in Los Angeles, the maze of cul-de-sacs and identical houses represents a failure of vision: a city that relies on a water system that is invisible, and therefore undervalued. “You just turn on a tap,” he says, “and there it is.”

Him and his wife are trying to re-invent the way cities such as LA use its water.
Read the full story here.

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