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Draft EIR Released for Delta Conveyance Project

USA - August 2 2022 A key priority of the Newsom Administration - the Delta Conveyance Project - has officially entered its next chapter. On July 22, the Department of…

Ninth Circuit Reverses Previous Decision on RCRA Liability for Water Supplier

USA - July 15 2022 On July 1, 2022 a panel of the Ninth Circuit issued a superseding opinion in California River Watch v. City of Vacaville, Appeal No. 20-16605…

EPA Announces No Safe Level for Two PFAS and $1 Billion in Funding

USA - June 16 2022 On June 15, 2022, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new health advisories for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)…

Poseidon Water’s Coastal Commission Application Denied - Setting Up an Uncertain Future for Desalination

USA - May 17 2022 On May 12, 2022, at the conclusion of a 10-hour hearing, the California Coastal Commission voted to deny Poseidon Water’s application to site and…

Metropolitan Water District Announces Required Water Reductions Affecting up to Six Million Californians

USA - May 2 2022 At a board meeting on April 26, 2022, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“the Met”) announced it would be requiring reductions…

How Can Science Help the Voluntary Agreements Succeed?

USA - April 15 2022 Recently, I authored a post for DeltaCurrents, the Center for California Water Resources Policy and Management's blog. The focus of the piece is on…

Past, Present and Future: California Provides Insight on the Severity of the Drought and 2022 Guidance

USA - April 14 2022 The past few weeks have been active ones for California in assessing the severity of its current drought and how it plans to manage its water during…

EPA Announces Regional WOTUS Roundtables

USA - March 4 2022 On February 24, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced the list of organizers selected for…

California Adopts First-in-the-Nation Microplastics Reduction Strategy

USA - March 3 2022 Last week, the Ocean Protection Council adopted California’s Statewide Microplastics Strategy. The strategy is the first of its kind in the nation…

Critical Infrastructure Facing Multiple, Immediate Threats

USA - January 27 2022 Statement from the White House: "Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced it will extend the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity…