Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter Water Committee
The mission of the water committee is to promote water quality, water conservation,
and the protection of natural ecosystems throughout the watershed.
Intersted in getting involved? Come to our May Meeting!
Monday, May 13th - 7 PM
Sierra Club Office - 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
With special guest, Brian Schmidt, from the Santa Clara Valley Water District
The Water Committee advocates for strong local and regional policies that protect ecosystems and support sustainable use of water resources.
Below is a list of our 2013 (and beyond) Focus Items:
*Please excuse our work in progress! We hope to add more information to our webpage soon. Stay tuned!
- BAWSCA's Long-Term Reliable Water Supply Strategy (regional water supply & demand planning including desalination, water conservation, and water transfers)
- City of San Jose Riparian Corridor Ordinance
- Implementation of Santa Clara Valley Water District Measure B programs and FAHCE
- The Bay Delta water conveyance project, coordinating with other chapters and state-level policies (advocate for cost-benefit analysis, downsizing the project & using the dollars saved to invest in conservation)
- Water rate making and conservation (San Jose Water Company rate case / lobbying for better data & analysis for water conservation programs)
- Development projects that have riparian, coastal, water supply, or other environmental impacts related to water
- Promoting on site rainwater capture and gray water re-use
- Fluoridation project underway at SCVWD
- Fracking in San Benito County (potential County ordinance)
- Recycled Water / Water Pollution Control Plant
All are welcome to participate! If you would like to join our advocacy efforts, contact Committee Chair, Katja (see "Contact" tab above), or tell us more about your interests through the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter Volunteer Form. We can't wait to hear from you!