Posts with the category ‘Water Recycling’


A Race to the Top: Who Will be the Pioneer of Direct Potable Reuse?

The California drought has created a race to the top. Amidst all the social, economic and environmental havoc, there is a quiet competition underway to see who will emerge as the leader in water innovation. Which community will be drought-resilient? Who will provide their community with reliable, inexpensive water, even during a crisis? There is no silver bullet to becoming drought-resilient, but direct potable reuse provides communities with considerable security… Read More…


Clean Water Accomplishments

California Coastkeeper Alliance was founded in 1999 with the belief that a healthy ocean and coast and clean water is vital to California’s economy, public health and way of life. We’ve accomplished a lot since then. Check out our infographic below to learn more or get all of the details. About the Illustrator Artist April Seymore is an improvisor, science communicator, teacher and sustainability catalyst. She… Read More…


#ResurrectTheRiver with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

You can help save the Ventura River by signing the petition to #ResurrectTheRiver.  Sign today to show that you agree that State and local officials should prioritize sustainable water management alternatives to support both people and the Ventura River. The City of Ventura pumps hundreds of millions of gallons of water from the Ventura River each year, often completely dewatering parts of the river during times… Read More…


Three New Laws to Make California More Resilient

The final weeks of September always bring a flurry of legislative activity in Sacramento, and this year we are proud to report that three key water policies were signed into law before the September 30 deadline. As always, California Coastkeeper Alliance was heavily involved in shaping legislative priorities, championing critical bills to safeguard our water and make California more resilient to a changing climate. Here… Read More…


State Water Board Report Shows Safe Direct Potable Reuse for Recycled Water is Possible

October 4, 2016 — On September 8, the State Water Resources Control Board released a draft report stating that regulations for direct potable reuse are feasible. Los Angeles Waterkeeper says the creation of these regulations need to be a high priority for the State Water Board as direct potable reuse is the key to building a drought-proof, sustainable water supply for Los Angeles. Direct potable reuse is the addition… Read More…


Untapped Potential: CA Craft Brewers Pioneer Recycled Water Use

Article first published on CEO Water Mandate, a UN Global Compact blog to support best practices in water-stewardship.  Brewing is a thirsty business. It takes an average of six to eight gallons of water to create one gallon of beer, and the process produces a considerable amount of wastewater. This is significant as our state endures the most severe drought on record. Lucky for us,… Read More…


Ventura Waterkeeper Sues CA Over Recycled Water Approvals

As part of a campaign to ensure reasonable use of all of California’s scarce water resources, including recycled water, on December 8, 2015, Wishtoyo filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the California State Water Resources Control Board and Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Ventura Waterkeeper’s, also know as Wishtoyo, Petition for Writ of Mandate and Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief… Read More…


What’s in the Water? What’s in a word?

Waterkeeper Alliance featured San Diego Coastkeeper in its Winter 2016 magazine: In the increasingly thirsty San Diego area, San Diego Coastkeeper crafted the vision and the words to offer a solution to the worsening water woes. For more than 25 years, the City of San Diego had a pass to pollute signed by the EPA itself. More than half of the city’s water is pumped over… Read More…


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