Recently, Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council in California, gave a speech outlining the history and possible next steps for California’s water supply. The full text can be found here.
A central theme for Chair Isenber and, as he points out, the National Research Council and the Governor of California, is to improve existing water infrastructure while at the same time protecting the environment. This sentiment also reflects the “co-equal goals” of water supply and environmental protection outlined in previous planning efforts for the California Bay-Delta. It should prove to be an interesting time for California water management.