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    "To reach their goal of zero waste by 2020."
    That seems to be an interesting goal but no waste at all? is it possible?
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Thursday, June 10

  1. page WaterCAFedAssessment edited ... Water Redistribution Water redistribution is handled on different levels, but on a more state…
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    Water Redistribution
    Water redistribution is handled on different levels, but on a more state and federal level than a citywide level. The laws centered around the redistribution of water depends on the location of the water source. There are many projects that the government manages such as the Peripheral Canal, the State Water Project and the Colorado River Compact. The Colorado River Compact is managed by the federal government to distribute the Colorado River water evenly between seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The State Water Project is, as the name presents, a redistribution project within the state of California alone and is therefore managed by the state. The Peripheral Canal is also a project for water redistribution within the state of California, but it is managed by the federal government.
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    sensitive issue. With a state divided, we believe at this point that the federal government has a need to step in and manage the situation to aid in decision making.
    What is the state of California doing to address water consumption?
    What is the federal government doing to address water consumption?
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  2. page WaterCAFedAssessment edited ... We believe that it is useful to have water quality standards at different levels of government…
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    We believe that it is useful to have water quality standards at different levels of government. However, the legislation can become a little redundant. It is important for there to be a baseline of water quality levels so that some water systems do not dip below these levels; and the federal government does a good job of establishing such a baseline. However, it seems to make more sense to be enforcing water quality laws at a state level because different states draw their water from different sources. Some of these sources may need to be monitored for different types of contaminants than other water sources. Although it makes sense to have water quality laws at the state level, laws at the city level seem a little superfluous. It is important for cities to be monitoring their water quality, but not necessarily writing and voting on their own specific water quality legislation.
    Water Redistribution
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    citywide level. The laws centered around the redistribution of water depends on the location of the water source. There are
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    distribute the
    Colorado
    Colorado River water
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    the name states,presents, a state-managed water redistribution project.project within the state of California alone and is therefore managed by the state. The Peripheral
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    a project for water redistribution within the state,state of California, but it
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    federal government.
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    We believe that it is appropriate for the federal government to manage a source that is used by several states such as the Colorado River. If each of the seven states were to take water based on their own perceived water needs, there would be no water left for other states. We also believe that state only sources should be managed by the state as in the State
    Water Redistribution
    o
    Project. The case of the Peripheral Canal, is a much more complicated issue. There have been many conflicts surrounding the issue of the Peripheral Canal. Environmentalists, Politicians, Citizens, and Agriculturalists all have their own passionate opinions surrounding the issue. With the three possibly four year drought, threats of climate change, and the destruction of an ecological haven, the Peripheral Canal (why this isn’t working out…)
    o State Water Project
    o Colorado River Compact
    Our opinion: This
    is one tricky. Federal (Regional—Western US). People can’t decide!an increasingly sensitive issue.
    What is the state of California doing to address water consumption?
    What is the federal government doing to address water consumption?
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    5:38 pm
  3. page WaterCAFedAssessment edited ... Water Redistribution Water redistribution is handled on different levels, but on a more state…
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    Water Redistribution
    Water redistribution is handled on different levels, but on a more state and federal level than a citywide level. There are many projects that the government manages such as the Peripheral Canal, the State Water Project and the Colorado River Compact. The Colorado River Compact is managed by the federal government to distribute the
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    evenly between the seven states ofstates: Arizona, California,
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    and Wyoming. The State Water Project is, as the name states, a state-managed water redistribution project. The Peripheral Canal is also a project within the state, but it is managed by the federal government.
    - Water Redistribution
    o Peripheral Canal (why this isn’t working out…)
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  4. page WaterCAFedAssessment edited ... We believe that it is useful to have water quality standards at different levels of government…
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    We believe that it is useful to have water quality standards at different levels of government. However, the legislation can become a little redundant. It is important for there to be a baseline of water quality levels so that some water systems do not dip below these levels; and the federal government does a good job of establishing such a baseline. However, it seems to make more sense to be enforcing water quality laws at a state level because different states draw their water from different sources. Some of these sources may need to be monitored for different types of contaminants than other water sources. Although it makes sense to have water quality laws at the state level, laws at the city level seem a little superfluous. It is important for cities to be monitoring their water quality, but not necessarily writing and voting on their own specific water quality legislation.
    Water Redistribution
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    distribute the
    Colorado River water evenly between the seven states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
    - Water Redistribution
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  5. page WaterCAFedAssessment edited ... Although all these programs serve an important purpose, we believe that some are more effectiv…
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    Although all these programs serve an important purpose, we believe that some are more effective than others because of the level of government in which they reside. We believe that the matter of water efficiency should be dealt with at a city-wide level because different areas within a state have different water needs. It does not make sense for cities that, on average, get more annual rainfall than other cities to be spending the same amount of money on water retrofits as cities in dryer climates. It makes sense that, people who live in cities in dryer climates should be offered more rebates for updating their appliances and hardware. It is important to take need into account when thinking about water efficiency, and that is hard to do at a federal or even state level. This is one of the reasons the SFPUC program is so effective: its low-income family plan takes need into account.
    Water Quality
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    Title 23 laws.laws (Lola: title 22?). Even at
    We believe that it is useful to have water quality standards at different levels of government. However, the legislation can become a little redundant. It is important for there to be a baseline of water quality levels so that some water systems do not dip below these levels; and the federal government does a good job of establishing such a baseline. However, it seems to make more sense to be enforcing water quality laws at a state level because different states draw their water from different sources. Some of these sources may need to be monitored for different types of contaminants than other water sources. Although it makes sense to have water quality laws at the state level, laws at the city level seem a little superfluous. It is important for cities to be monitoring their water quality, but not necessarily writing and voting on their own specific water quality legislation.
    Water Redistribution
    Water redistribution is handled on different levels, but on a more state and federal level than a citywide level. There are many projects that the government manages such as the Peripheral Canal, the State Water Project and the Colorado River Compact. The Colorado River Compact is managed by the federal government to distribute the
    Colorado River water evenly between the seven states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

    - Water Redistribution
    o Peripheral Canal (why this isn’t working out…)
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    Department of Water Resources. California Code of Regulations: Title 23. Waters. Web. 9 June 2010. <http://www.water.ca.gov/damsafety/docs/regulations.pdf>.
    "SFWATER.ORG : Water Quality." SFWATER.ORG : Home. Web. 09 June 2010. <http://www.sfwater.org/msc_main.cfm/MC_ID/13/MSC_ID/166>.
    United States Bureau of Reclamation. Colorado River Compact. 1922. Web. 7 June 2010. <http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g1000/pdfiles/crcompct.pdf>
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