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  • ICYMI 12/2/20: Climate-Mortgage Disaster, MWD Acti… How climate change could spark the next home mortgage disaster – Politico (Special Report) 11/30/20Taxpayers are backing more than a trillion dollars in home mortgages, but the agencies buying them are neglecting to consider climate risks.“Heavy rains overran the streets this year, last year — almost every year. And the problem is projected to get worse: ... Read More
  • Today is Giving Tuesday. Join us as we continue ou… Dear Friends, On this Giving Tuesday, we know that many fine organizations are asking for your contributions. During the Covid pandemic, there is great urgency for helping people with direct contributions to help families survive the current crisis.  We understand and support the work of many local organizations on the frontlines; our staff and board members are personally ... Read More
  • ICYMI 11/22/20: Delta Digging, MWD Voting, Your De… What’s that digging in the Delta? Pre-construction underway on Delta Conveyance Project – KCRA-TV Sacramento 11/19/20The first world is comprised of farmers, making a living off the land. The other world is construction activity, with digging now underway in the Sacramento River Delta.The ambitious, multi-billion-dollar tunnel project is moving forward, with plenty of controversy in the Sacramento River ... Read More
  • ACTION ALERT – Survey on MWD’s New Gen… Friends, Metropolitan Water District of Southern Californiais looking for a new general manager as Jeff Kightlinger is retiring; click on the link to complete the survey as to what you believe the priorities for MWD should be going forward. This is time sensitive, as the survey closes tomorrow November 25. Also be prepared to participate on-line December 8, 2020 in their ... Read More
  • UPDATED ACTION ALERT – Santa Clara Valley Wa… Dear Friends, Tuesday, Valley Water indicated that their funding measure (discussed in yesterday’s alert) for the November ballot will not include funding for Delta tunnels planning.  That is good news. We think, however, that you may want to share two observations with Valley Water’s Board of Directors. Tell them that the language for the bond measure cannot be squishy ... Read More
  • ACTION ALERT – Santa Clara Valley Water Dist… On June 23, 2020, the Santa Clara Valley Water District will be discussing the possibility of putting a funding measure on the November ballot. We believe the ballot in part is to raise funding for the Delta tunnel project.  Valley Water describes their first priority as:  Priority A: Ensure a Safe, Reliable Water Supply   This is exact language used ... Read More
  • Drinking Water Week (Part 2): The Undead Policies … by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane These are the undead ideas of California “water policy” today: A Delta Conveyance Project. New Dams and Reservoir Storage. Voluntary Agreements. Such ideas are put forward by the water industry—and few others—as “solutions” to California’s seeming chronic shortage of water.  These ideas have been defeated time and time again (statewide elections, ... Read More
  • Drinking Water Week (Part 1): The Return of the Sa… By Tim Stroshane It is Drinking Water Week, according to the American Water Works Association and the Delta Stewardship Council. When not paying attention to the ever-present and necessary news about the novel coronavirus pandemic spreading COVID-19 disease, in the middle of March we began hearing about California re-entering drought. (Courthouse News Service and Los Angeles Times.) So this week ... Read More
  • In Case You Missed It: Our Earth Day Webinar + Dro… Please join us for another in our popular webinar series on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11 am.  On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, our presenters will examine the legacy of this important day and our online guru will teach you about latest strategies for effective movement building, even in a time of social distancing. ... Read More
  • Join us for An Evening with Mark Arax on September… This event is open to the public. RSVP required. Donation at the door welcomed. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call (209) 475-9550. Read More
  • Halfway Home: Delta Communities Stronger Together … Join us on Wednesday May 29that Wine & Roses in Lodi, Ca. We will be honoring the Delta Working Teamfor their hard work and dedication to the Delta. Tickets are $80 for individuals and $150 for couples.Sponsorships available. Purchase tickets now! Read More
  • Fourth Annual H2O Hackathon Challenges Students to… March 15, 2019 019-037: UPDATED H2O Hackathon Advance Contacts: Zack Johnson, (209) 468-4937; Stephen Callahan, (209) 468-9247; Bret States, (209) 468-4961 More students than ever will compete for prize-money totaling $11,000 to develop apps promoting dam safety. San Joaquin County students are back to focus their computer-coding and problem-solving skills on California water issues at ... Read More