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After the recent bout of rainfall, California now has 45 percent more precipitation than it normally accumulates by this point in the rainy season and San Diego has received more than twice its average amount, signaling that the state’s long-running drought may be nearing an end, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Water Resources.


The following properties are local winners for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards for 2014.


An Australian water leader outlined strategies Wednesday that helped parts of his country confront the so-called Millennium Drought and could be helpful as California faces its own water shortage.

Gov. Jerry Brown announced this week three appointments to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, including the re-appointment of San Diego resident Tomas Morales and the new appointments of Trabuco Canyon resident Betty Olson and Gary Strawn of Santee.


A delegation of Australian water leaders who had a key role in managing the so-called Millennium Drought that gripped their country from 1995 to 2009 will share insights at a conference in San Diego this week.


The San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved implementing a $3.5 billion Pure Water San Diego program to recycle wastewater into purified, potable water.


The San Diego City Council on Tuesday will consider entering into an agreement with many environmental groups intended to take San Diego to its next level of water reuse.


Monthly water use figures for the county revealed Friday that potable water use in San Diego County rose 6 percent in October as compared to October 2013.


The Building Industry Association of San Diego recognized Cornerstone Communities, one of San Diego’s most prolific builders, as the 2014 Builder of the Year. This distinctive award publicly recognizes Cornerstone Communities’ enduring commitment to excellence as a top San Diego homebuilder for more than 20 years.


More than $15 million in fast-tracked water project funding is on its way to the San Diego region, with an announced allocation from the state Department of Water Resources, the San Diego County Water Authority announced Monday.


Gov. Jerry Brown visited San Diego on Wednesday to urge voters to back a water bond ballot measure, as well as a proposition designed to boost the state’s rainy day fund.


Deborah Zmarzly has been named interim director of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego as a nationwide search continues for a new permanent executive director.


For the first time since early 2011, San Diego is in a Level 2 Drought Alert, as the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Monday night to enact the more restrictive drought status.


The San Diego City Council should enact a Level 2 drought alert to implement more mandatory water conservation measures, the council's Environment Committee voted unanimously Wednesday.

Local general contractor BNBuilders – founded as a biotech builder – specializes in highly technical and complex construction projects. The firm has recently completed laboratories, manufacturing and R&D facilities for Celgene, Gilead, Amgen, Calibr and Illumina. Locally and along the West Coast, BNBuilders has built best in class projects for world-class leaders in the biotech and life science industries.


San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Tuesday announced that he stands with two City Council members who last week urged for San Diego's drought status to be elevated to a Level 2 Drought Alert.


A San Diego City Council committee could in the next week set the City Council on course to consider the next stage of mandatory water cutbacks as drought conditions persist across the state.

The $1 billion desalination plant under construction in Carlsbad is 65 percent complete and is on pace to open on time or earlier than its planned 2016 start, its developers say.


County Supervisor Dave Roberts' is hoping that the project to replace his home's front and back grass yards with artificial turf may spark a change in the future of water efficiency rebates offered by local water districts.


Mark Weston will serve as chair of the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors for the next two years, starting Oct. 1.

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