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A More Resilient and Reliable Water Future

Water experts and business leaders applaud California’s new water conservation plan.

SACRAMENTO— Water experts and business leaders across the state today are praising the release of California’s new plan to create a more resilient and reliable water future, “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.” In January 36 scientists from throughout California wrote a letter to Governor Jerry Brown applauding the governor’s leadership and urging common sense steps to increase the reliability of the state’s water supply. The Water Foundation issued the following statements, from water policy experts, researchers and business leaders lauding the plan as a breakthrough in reducing urban water use by employing efficiency standards based on local climate and conditions in each of California’s 410 water districts:

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The End of the California Drought

Water Foundation Statement

SACRAMENTO—Water Foundation Chief Executive Officer Wade Crowfoot released the following statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to lift the drought emergency:

“This drought devastated communities and natural places across California, so the Governor’s announcement after a wet winter is a very welcome milestone.

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A New Paradigm

American Rivers' John Cain talks flood management in California

Elizabeth Soderstrom, Water Foundation Strategic Partnerships Officer, sat down with John Cain, conservation director for California floodplain management for American Rivers, to talk about their work on river management. After a winter of heavy rains and flooding, Elizabeth and John discussed a new paradigm for flood management in California and how that can be integrated with groundwater recharge, river and habitat restoration, and greater protection from floods for our communities.

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