2015 Fix California Challenge

Restrict water consumption by price regulation

One of the most easy and straight forward ways to reduce water consumption is price adjustments.

Price adjustments can create an immediate change of consumption behavior and reduce the amount used in particular by stop wasting. However the matter is complex and different areas e.g. private and agriculture must be handled in the best possible way.

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Toilet to Farm - add millions of gallons of water

Much easier for public to stomach than Toilet to Tap. Dedicate one of the Aqueducts to directly use the Water treatment plant output water mixed with Delta water for Farming only. This would involve Pipelines for carrying the water from the treatment plants to the Aqueduct plus water towers at plants for pressurize the water to be used and some pipelines to make sure that the reuse water is not used for anything other ...more »

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Move excess ice melt water from east coast to californa

I am just wondering, since east cost has had far more snow/iced in the past year than needed, could that ice melt water be pipe lined or transported to California to relieve drought? Just a thought.

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A Positive Sign: the eSignatures Initiative to Save Billions

At DocuSign we’re dedicated to helping organizations keep processes 100% digital. Our hundreds of California-based employees want to see the benefits of digital transaction management in our own state. Where do we start? It’s easy: update the State Administrative Manual (SAM) to allow for electronic signatures across all aspects of State government. The benefits of digital transaction management are clear: faster, friendlier ...more »

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Delta becomes National Park - Fed's provide the water.

Turn the Delta into a National Park and have the Fed's pipe in water from the northwest to keep it wet. The Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta is the only inverted river delta in the world -- the apex points inland and the big, wide base faces the sea. Such geographic uniqueness is characteristic of most National Parks. The Delta also hosts a broad range of wildlife, recreational facilities, and natural beauty and being ...more »

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All water must cost 1 penny per gallon

Regardless of how obtained, all non-recycled water use must be metered by the State and will cost the user $.01/gallon to be paid to the State. Key water facts: 1. A penny a gallon is approximately what urban Californians pay for water. 2. Farmers pay hundreds of times less for water than urban Californians. 3. Agriculture uses 80% of all water. 4. Agriculture accounts for only 1.7% of California's economy. 5. Water-based ...more »

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Fix California's Water Infrastructure and Save the Delta

SolAgra is committed to solving the major water issues in the Delta. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the water conveyance system of the State and Central Valley Water Projects have required major improvements for more than 40 years. Three major revisions to the conveyance system have been proposed by the State since 1978. Unfortunately, all three proposals have been essentially the same concept - divert water from ...more »

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Restructure California's Legislature

Today one Assembly member represents 485k Californians. Assembly members campaign via TV and direct mail. No way to get to know their district. The Assembly is just a stepping stone in politics, with lots of fundraising and deference to special interests. Assembly members need to be in their districts, building relationships and serving constituents. Lowering the ratio of Assembly members from 1:485k to 1:200k can better ...more »

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SipSafeApp - Water Quality Awareness in Public Schools

We cannot undo what happened with Flint Michigan's lead water crisis, but we can learn from it and build safeguards for a better future. We are trying to build a better America, and starting with the water quality in our education system is just the beginning. Our goal is to increase water quality awareness and promote positive changes to our water supply through cooperation from city governments and informed citizens. ...more »

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Water storage system

Divert storm water into underground tanks along LA River & near beaches.

Save excess water from suburbs.,

Host more rain barrels for water savings.

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CA Water ideas

Pipeline from Midwest, East Coast to CA.

Take melting winter snow & send to CA in pipeline

& or from flood prone states like LA, AL, No FL

Tow Iceberg to CA from Arctic for water source & anchor off San Pedro area.

Pipeline can be estd already for use & changed for water only

Can tap Great Lakes too.

Or MN, ND area for water.

Use drones to scout water via sensors.

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Save Water! - Solar Covered Canals

Solar Canals can help deliver more water with equipment that pays for itself and saves taxpayers money! In California there are over 1,000 miles of canals that cover ~100,000 acres of land, concrete, and water. These private, state, and federally owned canals move millions of acre feet of water throughout the state and consume almost 1/5 of California's electricity. Thousands of acre feet are lost each year due to ...more »

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