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Sep 23 2014

Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy Kicks Off Clean Water Act (CWA) Citizen Suit Research

Last week, CASA executed a final project agreement with the UC Berkeley Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy (Wheeler Institute), which will allow researchers to begin their work on a white paper examining enforcement of water quality laws and regulations in the wastewater sector.  This white paper is expected to closely examine the circumstances surrounding citizen suits based on sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and present high-level analysis of potential regulatory approaches that can ultimately be shared with federal decision makers.  Supporting this objective, third party academ

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Sep 19 2014

Governor Brown Issues Executive Order To Provide Relief for Families with Drinking Water Shortages

Recently, residents across California who depend on domestic wells or very small water systems have been severely impacted by the ongoing drought.  As a result, families have lost access to water supplies for drinking and sanitation purposes.   In response, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued Executive Order B-26-14 today, which will provide relief for those who have been affected by water shortages. 

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Sep 17 2014

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Panel Releases Final P3 Report

In a final report released today, the United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Panel on Public-Private Partnership (P3 Panel) provided recommendations on how to meet the needs of both public and private parties when participating in P3s.  Led by the Committee’s Vice Chairman, U.S. Representative John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), the panel held roundtables, hearings, and meetings to examine P3 across all modes of transportation, economic development, public buildings, water and maritime infrastructure and equipment.

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