The 2016 Master Calendar is Here!

Please click here or on the attachment below to access the SBCCOG Master Calendar for 2016. 

PVE Water Conservation Meeting Addresses Community Water Allocation During the Drought

The Lunada Bay and Malaga Cove Homeowners Associations, in conjunction with the city of Palos Verdes Estates, South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), West Basin Municipal Water District, and California Water Service hosted a community forum about drought-related water restrictions. View the video coverage below. 

Look Up Drought Report Cards for California’s Urban Water Districts

To address California's multiyear drought, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25% cut statewide in urban water use by 2016. Individual urban water districts, depending on their level of water use, have been ordered to reduce water consumption between 4% and 36%. Districts with a history of heavy water use must cut more, and those that have used less will be required to reduce less. The State Water Resources Control Board will measure each district's progress on a monthly basis and cumulatively over time. In July, urban water districts used 31.3% less water statewide than in 2013.

Graywater? Snowpack? A Glossary of Drought Jargon

You've been told that eating less beef saves more water than taking shorter showers, given you a lawn replacement guide, and shared some tips on #DroughtShaming etiquette.

But a complex issue like drought comes wrapped in its own jargon. If you've caught yourself wondering what terms like "graywater," "snowpack" or "acre-feet" mean, read on.

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New California Goal Aims to Reduce Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels by 2030

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to establish a California greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 - the most aggressive benchmark enacted by any government in North America to reduce dangerous carbon emissions over the next decade and a half.

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