Urban Water Institute’s Spring Water Conference, February 7-9, 2018

January 18, 2018

  By:  John Kingsbury, Executive Director, MCWRA and Urban Water Institute Board Member   On behalf of Greg Quist, Urban Water Institute Chairman and my fellow Board members, I would like to invite you to the Urban Water Institute upcoming conference in Palm Springs, which takes place February 7-9, 2018. The conference will feature mountain […]

EID General Counsel to Lead ACWA State Legislative Committee

January 16, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jesse Saich, Public Information Officer, (530) 642-4127, jsaich@eid.org General Counsel, Brian Poulsen, appointed chairman of Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) State Legislative Committee       Placerville, Calif. — On January 3, 2018, EID General Counsel, Brian Poulsen, was appointed as chairman of the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) State Legislative Committee. ACWA […]

Funding Opportunities: Wildfire Mitigation~ WaterSMART Grants~ Forestry Funding

January 15, 2018

Cal OES grant program has opportunities for California wildfire mitigation projects The Cal OES Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has funding available for projects related to last October’s wildfires in California. To be eligible for the funding, a notice of interest (NOI) must be submitted by Tuesday, Jan. 30. The NOI form and instructions are available on the program’s website. U.S. Bureau of […]

Protect Hydroelectric Generation and Transmission Facilities

January 13, 2018

In Support of Legislation to Protect Hydroelectric Generation and Transmission Facilities, Located in Federal Watersheds, from the Threat of Catastrophic Wildfires Resolution 17-05 Sponsors: Placer County Water Agency; Northern California Power Agency Under Section 10(e)(1) of the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) assesses annual charges for federal land use by hydropower […]


January 11, 2018

  Sierra Nevada Conservancy FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER February-March 2018 Elissa.Brown@sierranevada.ca.gov  Upcoming Grants that Might be of Interest: The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Recreational Boating Facility grants (due February 1) assist with the development and improvement of marinas and boat launching facilities and associated parking areas, restrooms, and lighting. The Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation grant program (due February […]

Op-Ed: The Centennial Reservoir Project thoughts and process

January 9, 2018

By: Nevada Irrigation District Director Nick Wilcox As a Nevada Irrigation District Director, I have the responsibility to ensure our water supply into the future.  Climate change is shrinking the snowpack, our largest reservoir, and NID must adapt and plan for the future. Increasing the District’s storage capacity in wet years, to carry us over […]

Open Letter -Ron Ringen – Oct 27, 2017 MCWRA Symposium

November 10, 2017

November 7, 2017 Open Letter to the MCWRA Board of Directors, Executive Director John Kingsbury and Ginny Borkowski     Ron W. Ringen, Director, Tuolumne Utilities District, Sonora, CA First, I want to thank you, John, and Ginny whole heartedly for all the work and planning to make the October 27, 2017 Symposium be the huge […]

Changes in California dam safety regulations

November 7, 2017

is a MCWRA Associate Member and co-sponsor of the recent MCWRA Symposium. By Rahul Ranade: In a previous article posted in July 2017, we reported on the new dam safety regime in California brought about by the passage of Senate Bill 92. This piece of legislation was aimed at enhancing dam safety by requiring inundation maps and emergency […]

Symposium this Friday – Sacramento San Joaquin Delta and the Sierra Nevada Tributaries

October 24, 2017

Attendees:  Arrive early to get a good seat.  You will want to stay for the afternoon panel;  powerful, educational, and entertaining Jeffrey Mount, Ph.D, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute in California (PPIC) will present and moderate a panel of experts on the stressors in the Sierra and Delta and how to fix the problems.  What […]

MCWRA – Symposium – Thanks to our SPONSORS

October 19, 2017

Programs like this upcoming MCWRA symposium couldn’t happen without sponsorship from our Associate Members.  Members helping Members!     Arrive early to get a good seat. Sacramento San Joaquin Delta and the Sierra Nevada Tributaries “The Stressors and the Fix” What does the science show about flow, fish, the stressors and the fix necessary to […]

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