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Victory for California’s Water Future

Governor signs water efficiency legislation, marks beginning of secure water future in California

SACRAMENTO—Today (5/31/18), Governor Brown signed legislation that puts California on a path to a more reliable and affordable water future by making conservation a way of life. Authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman and Senator Robert Herzberg, AB 1668 and SB 606 will improve water efficiency and minimize waste, while improving drought planning for communities most vulnerable to water shortages.

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Developing leaders who will help solve California’s water challenges

A conversation with Victor Griego, founder of Water Education for Latino Leaders

At the Water Foundation, we build bridges among diverse leaders and catalyze powerful partnerships to get things done while helping shape these collaborations into lasting networks. Victor Griego, founder of Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) is focused on educating and developing those leaders who will help solve California’s water challenges. Elizabeth Soderstrom, the Water Foundation’s strategic partnerships officer, recently spoke with Victor about California’s future water leaders.

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Water, the Bay, and 7 million people

Bay Area Council's Adrian Covert talks the business side of water conservation

Most urban businesses don’t have to worry about high water costs—it’s just not a huge part of their bottom line. That fact has enabled members of the Bay Area Council to engage in the sustainable water management conversation in an innovative way. Elizabeth Soderstrom, the Water Foundation’s strategic partnerships officer, recently talked with Adrian Covert, vice president of public policy for the Bay Area Council, about opportunities for the business community in advocating for improved storm water capture, creating viable water markets, and how smart land use planning can result in significant water conservation.

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