A long battle over water rights in the Pojoaque River Basin in New Mexico, to the north of Santa Fe, has finally culminated in a settlement that awards high-priority rights to four local pueblos.
The city of Española, New Mexico will receive a $649,000 grant to replace old infrastructure and improve the city’s water system.
By September, California’s water agencies will decide whether to approve plans to pump billions of gallons of water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Bay Area, Southern California and the state’s productive farm regions.
Water infrastructure is in dire need of improvement, especially in the West. Despite aging reservoirs, treatment plants and pipelines, Congress has been unwilling to allocate funding to improve current conditions.
Public Health Advocates will host a one-day conference “Tackling the Health Politics of Water” June 14 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. Participants will discuss ways to protect, distribute, promote and ensure access to safe drinking water for everybody in every community in California and beyond.