Contributing to California Water Policy

Great Egret in Flight Over Coastal Lake CA iStock_000092777425_Large (used in pacinst.org webpage linked to 5-16 newsletter) smallThe Pacific Institute continues to call on policymakers to enact legislation that advances efficiency in water management and use, presenting ideas directly to state regulators:

– April 24, 2017: Pacific Institute Senior Research Associate Laura Feinstein’s testimony at the Assembly Natural Resources committee on the disclosure of chemicals used in oil and gas production in California.

– January 18, 2017: Letter from Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute Water Program Director Heather Cooley, and others to California Governor Jerry Brown urging further water conservation and efficiency measures.

– December 19, 2016: Detailed comments from Pacific Institute Water Program Director Heather Cooley, Sara Aminzadeh of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, Cynthia Koehler of WaterNow Alliance, Laurel Firestone of the Community Water Center, Jonathan Parfrey of Climate Resolve, and Conner Everts of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, and Tracy Quinn of the Natural Resources Defense Council on Implementing Executive Order B-37-16, Public Review Draft Comment.

– December 19, 2016: Comments from Pacific Institute Water Program Director Heather Cooley, Sara Aminzadeh of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, Cynthia Koehler of WaterNow Alliance, Laurel Firestone of the Community Water Center, Jonathan Parfrey of Climate Resolve, and Conner Everts of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, and Tracy Quinn of the Natural Resources Defense Council on Implementing Executive Order B-37-16, Public Review Draft Comment.

– October 2016: Comments on Water Waste Prohibitions from Pacific Institute Water Program Director Heather Cooley and others to the State Water Resources Control Board.

– May 16, 2016: Letter from Pacific Institute Water Program Director Heather Cooley, Sara Aminzadeh of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, and Tracy Quinn of the Natural Resources Defense Council to the California State Water Resources Control Board addressing the proposed modification and extension of emergency regulation for statewide urban water
conservation.

– January 28, 2016: Second letter from Pacific Institute Water Program Director Heather Cooley, Sara Aminzadeh of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, and Tracy Quinn of the Natural Resources Defense Council to the California State Water Resources Control Board addressing the proposed regulatory framework for extended emergency regulation for urban water conservation.

– January 6, 2016: Letter from Pacific Institute Water Program Director Heather Cooley, Sara Aminzadeh of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, and Tracy Quinn of the Natural Resources Defense Council to the California State Water Resources Control Board addressing the proposed regulatory framework for extended emergency regulation for urban water conservation.

– October 14, 2015: Letter from Pacific Institute Water Program Director Heather Cooley, Sara Aminzadeh of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, and Edward R. Osann of the Natural Resources Defense Council to the California State Water Resources Control Board providing comments on the Conservation Regulations Workshop.

– February 26, 2014: Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick’s testimony to the California State Water Resources Control Board addressing the California drought.