Blog: A Reasonable Opportunity to Encourage Agricultural Water Conservation

Outlet: National Resources Defense Council

January 11, 2011

My recent posts outlining a recommended water agenda for Governor Brown, included several recommendations to promote water use efficiency in the agricultural sector. A new report prepared by the new Delta Watermaster outlines very similar opportunities. The Delta Watermaster was created in the legislative reform package passed at the end of 2009. This Watermaster report — addressing the potential for the state’s constitutional prohibition on “unreasonable use” of water to encourage agricultural water conservation — represents perhaps the first significant product from this new entity…

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