Tag: water supply

Newsom Promotes ‘Water Abundance’—But the Devil’s in the Details

Commentary Standing on the site of a new desalination facility in Antioch, Calif., Governor Newsom recently announced a new water supply strategy. In his remarks, he introduced a disruptive and encouraging theme, one that injects long overdue and much needed balance into the discussion over how to address California’s water crisis. “So much of the water…


California Granted Millions in Federal Funding to Stretch Water Supplies

Millions of federal dollars are headed to California to help battle water shortages around the state, federal officials announced Aug. 18. Twenty-five projects will split $310 million in federal cash to increase water capacity by 213,000 acre-feet and support more than 850,000 people. Of the total, 20 projects are in California; the remaining five are…


Australian Regional City’s Water Supply Undrinkable as Works to Drain Contamination Continue

A boil water alert for the New South Wales (NSW) regional city of Dubbo and some surrounding areas will remain in place for more than a week following recent flooding that caused turbidity to exceed safe levels. The alert was issued at 8 a.m. on July 7 and covers the areas of Dubbo, Firgrove, Wongarbon,…


California Restricts Thousands From Pumping River Water in San Joaquin Valley

SACRAMENTO—California water officials announced more hefty water cuts to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed, affecting thousands of users from Fresno to parts of Northern California, as the state continues in its third year of drought. Earlier this week, the State Water Resources Control Board announced more cutbacks, which began Wednesday, June 8, affecting more than…


South Australia to Establish Long-Term Sustainable Water Source in State’s North

The Australian and South Australian governments have pledged $15 million (US$10.76 million) for a business case to move the Northern Water Supply project forward in an effort to secure South Australia’s water future. According to an SA Government release on Wednesday, a desalination plant to be located in the Upper Spencer Gulf is high up on…


‘California Has Enough Water, We Are Just Not Storing It’ | Brett Barbre

California is considered the breadbasket of the world, but water is the key. My guest is Brett Barbre, former member of the Metropolitan Water District of Orange County Board of Directors, and currently a water district general manager. He explains how California needs to work on the supply side of its water crisis. California Insider is an Epoch Times show available on…


Mesa Water Facility a World Leader in Technology

COSTA MESA, Calif.—From the outside, the Mesa Water Reliability Facility (MWRF) is a nondescript industrial building wedged between a freeway and a quiet residential tract in Costa Mesa, Calif. Looks can be deceiving, for once inside the interior of the facility, visitors are greeted with a mini redwood forest, complete with misters that emulate fog…


California’s Worsening Drought Highlights Conservation and Lack of New Water Supply | Steve Sheldon

California is facing exceptionally dry conditions with around 88 percent of the land experiencing a severe drought. My guest is Steve Sheldon. He is the board president of Orange County Water District. He discusses if water conservation in the state is the only way out of the drought and why California hasn’t invested in large-scale…


Water District Partnership Brings Increased Water Supply, Habitat Restoration 

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) has entered into a partnership with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) that will allow for increased water storage and habitat restoration behind the Prado Dam near Corona, Calif. It made the announcement May 5. The change comes as Lt. General Scott A. Spellmon signed off on a feasibility study April 22 that proposed an update to the…