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Homelessness & Water Symposium

Members of the water and social services sectors from across the Santa Ana River Watershed convened at a symposium last month to identify connections between the challenges of homelessness and water management. The event was part of grant-supported effort […]

Community Engagement Interns Available to Assist Watershed Agencies, NGOs

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority is pleased to announce and invite public agencies and 501c3 organizations to participate in the Community Water Internship program. Through the program, students from California State University campuses and local community colleges will […]

Recent News on the Forests

The Forest First Program was created because the national forests encompass approximately 30% of the Santa Ana River Watershed’s land mass and receive 90% of its annual precipitation. It was designed as a collaborative venture between the U.S. Forest […]

Local Disadvantaged Community Project Funded

On June 24, 2015, the Department of Water Resources announced the award of the 2014 Water-Energy Grant Program whereby SAWPA’s regional project, the Water-Energy Community Action Network (WECAN), will receive a total of $2.3 Million. The funding for this […]

2014 Riverwalk

A Volunteer Effort: The 2014 Riverwalk

The Santa Ana River Watershed includes a mixture of urban, suburban and rural populations of people that border the Pacific Ocean, small creeks and the region’s central waterway, the Santa Ana River. The municipal […]

OWOW 2015 Implementation

As a City Manager, General Manager, Tribal Representative, Non-Profit Manager, etc. you are responsible to the constituents you serve. The catch is that as a leader you can no longer go it alone because there are immediate and long […]

Groundwater Reduction During Drought in the Colorado River Basin

There is region that covers a large part of the American West, 1/12th the Continental U.S. land mass in fact, that is in a 14 year drought. Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine found […]

2014 IRWM Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation

Background
On January 17, 2014, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown declared a drought state of emergency. With less rains, the State is finding ways to direct funds to drought-impacted communities, thus SB 103 and 104, the drought relief bill package […]

Getting on the Same Page for a Common Goal

Adoption of the OWOW 2.0 Plan by Mark Norton On February 4, 2014, the SAWPA Commission officially adopted the One Water One Watershed (OWOW) 2.0 Plan , Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan for the Santa Ana River Watershed. . […]

How Well Do Block Rate Water Budgets Promote Water Use Efficiency?

Dr. Ken Baerenklau Present Study on Block Rates to the SAWPA Commission How well do block rate water budgets work to encourage customers to conserve water?  Dr. Ken Baerenklau, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics Policy at the University of California, […]