May 28, 2014

MWD’s Response to State’s Drought and Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation

Jeff Kightlinger details the ongoing preparation and response his regional water agency has championed in the face of the driest calendar year in California’s history.

March 6, 2014

MWD’s Kightlinger on Drought: Water in the Age of Uncertainty

Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, speaks on the history of MWD and its shift toward prioritizing increased water storage.

October 29, 2015

MWD Collaborating on Launch of Ambitious Waste-Water Recycling Program

Jeff Kightlinger updates readers on a demonstration project that could lead to one of the largest recycled-water projects on the West Coast.

October 29, 2015

Delta Watermaster Charged with Balancing Water Reliability and Ecosystem Restoration

Michael George comments on water rights, urban versus agricultural water interests, and Governor Brown’s tunnel plan.

October 25, 2015

Joe Edmiston: Gehry a Welcome Addition to River Revitalization

Joe Edmiston, among the original champions of the LA River, encourages all interested players to participate in revitalization.

September 8, 2015

Lipkis: Wiser Drought Policies & Collaboration Can Save Our Trees

Andy Lipkis argues for a collaborative and multi-faceted response to California's drought, with an emphasis on water capture, filtration, and aquifer recharge.

August 28, 2015

Baylis: State's Fish & Game Commission and LA City/County Respond Wisely to Drought

Jack Baylis lauds the City of LA's goal of reducing imported water to 50 percent and lays out ways to get there

July 13, 2015

State Water Resources Board Wisely Navigates Challenges of Drought

Felicia Marcus updates readers on water rights, Governor Brown’s priorities around the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta tunnels, new groundwater rules, and allocation of Proposition 1 funds.

July 13, 2015

Gov. Brown: California Drought Only Foretaste of Climate Change Impacts

Austin Beutner and Governor Jerry Brown engage in a dialogue about the challenges of water governance in California, linking the current stresses on the system to future conditions that are expected to be far more severe.

June 9, 2015

LA City Public Works Commissioners: Collaboration Among Departments Generates ‘One Water’ Innovation

Heather Repenning and Monica Rodriguez discuss the board’s priorities, from wastewater treatment, to sidewalk repair, to solar energy.


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