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The Barrier of “Plenty” and the Challenge of “Place”

The Barrier of “Plenty” and the Challenge of “Place”

One of my fondest memories growing up in Hawaii was strangely a hurricane that caused all of the soil—from the front of the first (and only) home that my parents ever purchased—to run off down the street.  It was very disappointing for my dad, who…

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California Drought Update and New Conservation Standards

California Drought Update and New Conservation Standards

In April 2016 the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) accepted public comments on the Urban Water Conservation Workshop in response to the February 2016 adjustments. The Board received almost 100 comments from different entities including the general public, water districts, irrigation districts, utility departments,…

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Applications open for Round 2 of Ag Water Efficiency Grants

Applications open for Round 2 of Ag Water Efficiency Grants

photo by Baloncici  California’s drought legislation authorized $10 million for “… financial incentives to agricultural operations to invest in water irrigation treatment and distribution systems that reduce water and energy use, augment supply and increase water and energy efficiency in agricultural applications.” The California Department of…

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