|SB 1062 (Poochigian)
Senate Bill 1062 by Sen. Charles Poochigian requires the Department of
Water Resources (DWR) to include various strategies for meeting the
state's water supply needs in its updates to the California Water Plan. It
also establishes an
to help DWR update the plan.
SB 1062 describes California's need for reliable water supplies,
estimates of expected population growth, and the integral role water
conservation, recycling, conjunctive use, desalination, and water storage
play in meeting those needs.
SB 1062 requires DWR to include a discussion of various strategies and
the potential advantages and disadvantages of the strategies that may be
pursued in meeting the state's water supply needs in its update of
Bulletin 160. Additionally the update must identify all federal and state
permits, approvals or entitlements that might be required in order to
implement the strategies. This narrative will serve as the basis for
future informed discussions and decisions regarding California's water
plan. Finally, SB 1062 requires DWR to establish an
comprised of representatives of agricultural and urban
water suppliers, local government, business, production agriculture,
environmental interests, and other interested parties, to assist in the
updating of Bulletin 160.