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CA Water Plan Emphasizes Conservation and Recycling

California's Department of Water Resources recently released Water Plan Update 2009. The Implementation Plan's 13 objectives include:

  • Use and Reuse Water More Efficiently
  • Use water more efficiently with significantly greater water conservation, recycling, and reuse to help meet future water demands and adapt to climate change.

  • Expand Conjunctive Management of Multiple Supplies
  • Advance and expand conjunctive management of multiple water supply sources with existing and new surface water and groundwater storage to prepare for future droughts, floods, and climate change.

  • Reduce Energy Consumption of Water Systems and Uses
  • Reduce the energy consumption of water and wastewater management systems by implementing the water-related strategies in AB 32 Scoping Plan to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.