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Biochar Offers Possible Solution to Cut Ag Water Usage | Ross Clark, Earth Matters

California has adopted new laws, set new policies and allocated significant funding (through voter-approved water bonds) that encourages regional groups to address the state’s numerous water challenges. New programs are encouraging regional water agencies, stormwater districts, resource managers and environmental organizations to work together to find “integrated” approaches to manage water.

Padre Dam Water Board Approves Raise for General Manager

The five-member Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board has approved a 4 percent salary increase for its General Manager and CEO Allen Carlisle.

Carlisle, who started with the district in February 2011, saw his annual salary rise to $258,554, effective Dec. 29. The approved new rate is just over $124 hourly. With benefits, Carlisle will earn nearly $368,000 to oversee Padre Dam’s water, wastewater and recycled water, as well as recreation services at Santee Lakes.