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  • Water-saving tips for your Thanksgiving dinner
    11.18.14

    LET’S TALK TURKEY

    Every Thanksgiving, we sit down to enjoy time with our family and share a wonderful bounty of food. All that entertaining and preparing not to mention the clean up, requires a tremendous amount of water. This year, let’s take a minute to think about how grateful we are for the water we have. Thanksgiving Dinner From Farm To Table It’s estimated that producing a typical Thanksgiving meal for six – from farm to table to clean-up – requires more than 30,000... MORE >

  • Time to vote for water
    10.21.14

    Proposition 1 – A Chance for Californians To Improve Their Water Problems

    Proposition 1 gives Californians the opportunity to take control of their water supply and rely less on moving water around the state and less on importing water from the Colorado River.  Proposition 1 increases water supplies where they are needed and reduces the cost and amount of electricity needed to move water.  Estimates show 19% of the energy used in California is for moving water. The majority of water in California is surface water, meaning coming primarily from rivers in... MORE >

  • San Diego County Water Authority - When In Drought Magnet
    09.09.14

    Californians Unite Against Drought

    Even as Californians unite against drought, I have been forced to build a dam to hold back the amount of negative press surrounding how much water Californians have been using this year. SF Gate reported in July “state data showed water use statewide has increased 1 percent over the past three years, despite calls from Gov. Jerry Brown for Californians to cut their water use by 20 percent during the drought.” They went on to report “Southern California coastal cities increased water... MORE >

  • Labor Day 2014
    08.28.14

    Labor Day 2014 in the World of Water Management

        To the Irrigation Technicians, Irrigation Supervisors, Irrigation Manufacturers and all the people who do the work in the field to help ensure we only use the water we need…Thank You! May you have a safe and restful Labor Day weekend. Sourcing informative, interesting, relevant information about irrigation and water management is a challenging task, but pales in comparison to the hard work that takes place in the field. These men and women work hard each week and truly... MORE >

  • Pacific Ocean
    08.26.14

    12 Amazing Facts About Water

    There is the same amount of water on earth today as when the earth was formed.  The water that came from your faucet could contain molecules ancient humans drank. Think about this the next time you scoop up a handful of almonds.  It takes over a gallon of water to produce just one almond. This is a great water fact for cocktail parties.  Frozen water is 9% lighter than water, which is why ice floats in water. An acre of... MORE >

  • Drought Response
    08.19.14

    Drought Response: California vs. Texas

    Both the drought in California and the drought in Texas are severe and have been going on for several years. Check out the animation at the end of this post to see how the drought has changed just in 2014. California Drought Response California’s response to the drought has been anemic, very late in coming and somewhat ineffective. Governor Brown made a passionate plea to curb water use 20% in January 2014 and called upon the public yet again in April... MORE >

  • Alliance of Water Management Avengers
    08.05.14

    Irrigation Man Debuts at Comic-Con

    Did you see Irrigation Man at Comic-Con last week? His debut was rumored to be strategically aligned with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy. Sources close to Irrigation Man say talks are underway for a movie, but plot development is still in the early stages. Here is some of what we have learned thus far. Irrigation Man Plot Development In addition to the ability to fly, Irrigation Man will be able repel water with his breath and change irrigation nozzles... MORE >

  • Water Restriction Violation
    07.22.14

    5 Things You Need To Know: New Water Restrictions In California

    The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved emergency drought regulations on July 15 prohibiting the application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff. They also approved prohibiting potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature unless the water is part of a recirculating system. The new water restrictions also bar residents and commercial water users from using drinkable water to hose off sidewalks and driveways, or wash cars without a shutoff nozzle. The... MORE >

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