Monthly Archives: June 2010

Agricultural Water Reuse for San Diego County Proposal

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Brian Thomas Speech about MWD

Brian Thomas from Metropolitan Water District (chief financial officer) MWD: Formed in 1928, primary purpose is to develop, store, treat, and distribute water. 5 major treatment plants, 4 are top 10 treatment plants in country. 2009/2010 revenue of $1.3 billion. … Continue reading

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Public Trust Doctrine as it applies to water rights

5 members on the state water board – 1 is a public member, 2 are engineers, 1 is a lawyer, and 1 represents water rights. Francis is the public member. Water Rights – a very old approach to allocating water … Continue reading

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Lecture by David Nahai and Rich Nagel

David Nahai TLC: transparency, longevity, certainty Water supply plan Conservation: educational campaign, changing rate structure Changing building standards: mandate water efficient fixtures for future buildings Recycling: recycling wastewater Rich Nagel As Arizona, Nevada Colorado grew, rights to bring in water … Continue reading

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History of Water Permits in LA

1996 – Los Angeles County permit requirement to add stormwater elements to General Plan If only it was as easy to get a water permit as it was to get a swimming pool permit or get a swimming pool cleaned … Continue reading

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Jovita Parajillo

Jovita Parajillo – Assistant director for water division at EPA Pacific Southwest office.  Jovita has been very successful in bridging regulatory programs with farmers and agricultural workers in general. She personally went out to talk to farmers to try to … Continue reading

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Sick Water Highlights

900 million people do not have access to clean water, and 2.6 billion people do not have adequate sanitation. World population will be greater than 9 billion by 2050. Urban populations will rise nearly twice as fast: 3.4 B to … Continue reading

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Water Management Reading Notes

Tragedy of the Commons There is no technical solution – science and technology cannot solve the problem at hand. Hardin argues that the population problem has no technical solution. Population grows geometrically, or exponentially. But the world is not infinite. … Continue reading

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San Diego Point Loma Treatment Plant Op-ed

How many more exemptions can the failing Point Loma wastewater treatment plant get? Currently, the Point Loma plant in San Diego is the only sewage treatment plant in California that does not comply with the federal Clean Water Act requirement … Continue reading

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National Geographic Water Issue Notes

In order to conserve water, potato chip companies can use water inside the potatoes to clean dirty potatoes. This most like happens via osmosis. In many third world countries, clean water can be obtained by using plastic bottles, dirty water, … Continue reading

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