Archive - 2010

January 2nd

New Educational Materials Available

The 20+WIP educational brochures continue to be re-designed and updated. Three: (a) Water Information Program, (b) Southwestern Water Conservation District, and (c) Water Conservation and Conservancy Districts were finished in 2007. Saving Water Indoors, Saving Water Outdoors, and San Juan Xeriscape were complete in 2008.

California Approves Retrofit on Resale Legislation

According to an article from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, if you buy a home, condo, or commercial property in California in the coming years water efficient toilets and urinals will be part of the deal.

History of Water Conservation

As the ancients and natives would attest, water conservation theory has been around since the beginning of time. Most societies that deal with a limited resource learn to use it wisely. The Anasazi were perfect examples. As rain catchers and chasers, they were a culture of true conservationists.  

Father of Water Law--Delph Carpenter and the Colorado River Compact

Steve Harris, Harris Water Engineering, was kind enough to provide the following book review and comments on Delph Carpenter—father of water law and his legal work on the Colorado River Compact:

Dealing With Drought--Adapting to a Changing Climate

The Colorado Water Conservation Board, National Integrated Drought Information System, and Western Water Assessment conducted a series of three Dealing with Drought—Adapting to a Changing Climate workshops in October.

Interbasin Compact Committee and Southwest Basin Roundtable Update

The Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) was established in 2005 in response to a Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) study that showed an 18-percent “gap” in municipal water supplies by 2030. It proposed a grass-roots solution by forming basin roundtables after a $2 billion top-down funding proposal was soundly defeated by state voters in 2003.