March 13, 2013
by Barry Nelson
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The Bay-Delta and a New Era of Water Solutions

Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, San Francisco
Half a century ago, the State of California built the State Water Project.  It was a bold project, spanning two thirds of the state, from Oroville Dam on the Feather… Continue reading

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June 20, 2012
by Barry Nelson
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Pipe Dreams – A New Report from NRDC on Water Pipeline Proposals in the West

Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, San Francisco

You hear it all over – the dam building era is over.  MSNBC said it.  The National Research Council also said it — in a far drier fashion.  In a re… Continue reading

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June 11, 2011
by Barry Nelson
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H.R. 1837 Offers No Solutions for California’s Water Challenges

Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, San Francisco Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the June 2 House Subcommittee hearing on Congressman Nunes’ H.R. 1837 was the lack of focus on solutions.  California faces real water ch… Continue reading

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March 22, 2011
by Barry Nelson
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Building Rivers – a New Era of California Water Solutions

Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, San Francisco World Water Day is an appropriate time to mark the start of a new era in the history of California water policy.  Sometimes, the start of a new chapter in our collective history is … Continue reading

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March 22, 2011
by Barry Nelson
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Building Rivers – a New Era of California Water Solutions

Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, San Francisco World Water Day is an appropriate time to mark the start of a new era in the history of California water policy.  Sometimes, the start of a new chapter in our collective history is … Continue reading

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October 4, 2010
by Kate Poole
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Recipe For A Solid Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Where men build on false grounds, the more they build, the greater is the ruin.   -Hobbes, Leviathan
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) has received much attention lately.  This is a good thing.  We need a comprehensive, long-te… Continue reading

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