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November 20, 2013     
In This Issue
Carlsbad Desalination Project Wins Award
EPA Releases Value of Water Study
Plan for Integrated Regional Water Management Submitted to State
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Carlsbad Desalination Project Named 'Far West Deal of the Year' for 2013  

Carlsbad Power Plant    

The Carlsbad Desalination Project was named the "Far West Deal of the Year" for 2013 by The Bond Buyer magazine, making it eligible for the publication's top national honor to be announced Dec. 5 in New York.


The 2013 awards considered deals that closed between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2013. The prestigious competition drew a record number of nominations for transactions that ranged in size from a few million to billions of dollars.


For more information, click here.  




EPA Releases Study on Importance of Water To U.S. Economy 


San Vicente Dam and Reservoir    

Water is vital to a productive and growing economy in our region and throughout the United States. The value of water is one that can be difficult to measure. A recent report issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlights the importance of water to the U.S. economy, while also recognizing that reliable information on the economic importance of water is elusive because of the lack of centralized data on the nation's water resources. While some data are available about the importance of water to various economic sectors such as agriculture, tourism, fishing, manufacturing and energy production, the information is often dispersed and incomplete.  


Through this report, the EPA hopes to stimulate conversation about water's role in our economy and raise awareness of the issue of sustainably managing water resources.  


To see the full report, click here.  



Regional Water Management  

Plan Completed  


The Water Authority, the city of San Diego and the county, working over the past two years with assistance from a wide range of public and private stakeholders, have completed the 2013 San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.  The plan was submitted to the Department of Water Resources for review in October. A DWR finding that the plan is consistent with IRWM plan standards will maintain the San Diego region's eligibility for up to $56 million in state grant funding.


The 2013 IRWM plan sets water management objectives and measurable targets for the county's 11 watersheds that flow to the Pacific Ocean. It also addresses the potential impact of climate change on water supplies, the relationship between water supply and land use policies, flood management, and partnership opportunities to improve water quality and regulatory certainty.

Click here to learn more about the IRWM.  

The San Diego County Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe and reliable water supply to support the region's $188 billion economy and quality of life of 3.1 million residents.