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Job Opportunity: Water Conservation Program Specialist

Santa Barbara County Water Agency

Friday, February 27, 2015

Job Vacancy for Public Works Program Specialist for Water Conservation, Santa Barbara County Water Agency

The Public Works Program Specialist is a member of a water conservation team within the Santa Barbara County Water Agency.  The Program Specialist helps to manage collaboratively the multi-agency Regional Water Efficiency Program (RWEP) for Santa Barbara County.  RWEP projects cover a range of best management practices, including: landscape efficiency, student education, public outreach efforts, residential and commercial water efficiency, rebate programs, drought planning, and other topics.  Information about RWEP programs can be found at our regional water efficiency website: 

Applications must be submitted online by March 10, 2015.  For an official job description, or to apply, please visit the County’s Employment Resources webpage at: or directly at

February Drought Update: How Do Those Reservoirs Look?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
As expected, the big rains that have fallen in the northern half of California have boosted storage at the state’s principal reservoirs. So now we’re confronted with a glass half-full/half-empty proposition when we appraise how they’re looking.

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CA Natural Resources Agency releases draft water bond spending schedule, grant guidelines

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

From the California Natural Resources Agency:

"The California Natural Resources Agency today released a draft schedule detailing the benchmarks for the first year of the ten year expenditure period of the water bond (Proposition 1) that was passed by voters in November 2014. Also, draft guidelines for applications for grants made available by the bond will be available on the  Bond Accountability website  to assist grant-making organizations and applicants.

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Water Sense H2Otel Challenge: Webinar TOMORROW (2/11)


Looking for some great tips to help you win the H2Otel Challenge Recruiting Rally? Look no further than WaterSense's informational webinar on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, from 11:00 to 12:00 Pacific Coast Time. Join us to learn more about the H2Otel Challenge and how to recruit hotels to participate in your area.

We will walk through the basics of the Challenge, tools to recruit and recognize hotels, and tips to help get hotels' attention. Learn about current hotel sector trends and challenges, the business case for saving water, and tactics for engaging hotels' decision-makers. After this webinar, you'll be on the path to helping hotels save water!

Federal government makes it rain to help ease California drought

Monday, February 09, 2015

In a joint press conference on Friday, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and California governor Jerry Brown announced a $50 million federal plan to combat the historic drought ravaging the West Coast.

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