Tapping Into New Funding Sources & Partners to Improve Water Quality

  February 12, 2018     


A portfolio of strategies to achieve stormwater goals Stormwater managers have been pulled between competing goals – improving water quality, and the need to limit costs within municipal budgets that support multiple priorities, such as transportation and community health. The requirement to do the “maximum extent practicable” to achieve water quality standards only reinforced this... Read more » Continue Reading

Opening the Door to Alternative Stormwater Compliance

  February 1, 2018     


Keeping our streams and coastal areas clean and healthy is a critical task for urban stormwater managers. This is complicated by the need to address runoff and pollutants from both public and private lands. Cities and counties often engage private developers in the solution by requiring post-construction management of runoff from new development and redevelopment... Read more » Continue Reading

Cost-Benefit Analysis Fact Sheet

  December 7, 2017

The Cost-Benefit Analysis evaluates potential implementation changes to achieve Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads, with greater benefits and at a lower cost, in the waterways of San Diego and Orange Counties. The fact sheet provides an overview of the 14 scenarios evaluated and the findings, which help policy makers to understand the effect of decisions to… Read more »

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Climate Change is Happening, Conservation is Not – At Least Not at the Rate and Scale Needed

  October 17, 2017     


Our need to mitigate and adapt to climate change adds to the existing stress on California’s water and land resources. As tax payers continue to approve billions of dollars for conservation, we have the responsibility to innovate how bonds and general funds are used, maximizing their impact to achieve multiple goals. Moving beyond policies that… Read more »

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