Addressing Our Region's Water Challenges - You Can Help
With wildfires burning across the arid west, the recent dry winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the spike in regional water prices, San Diegans naturally wonder about the security of our county's water supply. The region imports over 80% of its water from northern California and the Colorado River. Equinox Center is advancing sustainable solutions for our region's critical water issues by participating in two important policy forums: the City of San Diego's Water Policy Implementation Task Force and the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update.
The City's Task Force is charged with developing goals and action plans for implementation of Council Policy 400-15, which Equinox Center had a significant role in advancing last year. Equinox Center has also been a part of the climate change task force for the Integrated Regional Water Management plan update to be completed in 2013. This task force brings the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority together to outline a plan that addresses water quality, supply and habitat issues in the region's watersheds.
Interested in helping to shape our region’s water policy? Join us at one of these task force meetings! For more information, contact Amy Albanese for the City of San Diego Task force or visit http://www.sdirwmp.org/contact.html for the climate change task force. We hope you'll join us at these important meetings to advance intelligent, balanced water policies in our region!
For more on water issues in the region, visit our water page.