California received some desperately needed rain and snow recently although everyone realizes that we need much much more to replenish reserves to alleviate this persistent drought. NRDC's water team is hard at work on near term drought solutions and policies to produce a more drought resilient California in the long-term -- including speaking on a panel before the State Water Resources Control Board about how California farms can conserve more water and contribute to the Governor's call to conserve 20%. NRDC testimony also focused on urban conservation strategies presenting a total of nineteen recommendations for drought resiliency.
These recommendations are intended to build on the great work of the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown who signed a much needed $687 million drought-relief package in March.
Annie Notthoff, California Advocacy Director
Joel Reynolds, Western Director