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Beginning Monday — and just a couple of months before Poseidon Water's Carlsbad Desalination Project is scheduled to become operational — the International Desalination Association's 2015 World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse will take over parts of the San Diego Convention Center.

A final ruling came Friday in the litigation filed by the San Diego County Water Authority against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, awarding the Water Authority $188.3 million plus interest, for illegal water rates MWD charged from 2011 to 2014.

Through the first two months of enforcement under the state's emergency water conservation regulation, the city of San Diego is surpassing its assigned conservation standard by 10.7 percent.

The two elements of Poseidon Water's Carlsbad Desalination Project are expected to soon converge to bring San Diego County up to 54 million new gallons of potable water per day.

A report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences suggests that the drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture.

The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board says its cracking down on water wasters throughout the region to stem pollution generated by over-watering and the resulting runoff.

Urban potable water use in San Diego County fell by approximately 32 percent in July 2015 compared to July 2013, according to preliminary numbers released by the San Diego County Water Authority. That follows a decrease of 26 percent in June compared to June 2013 and a 30 percent decline in May.

A legal challenge to the San Diego County Water Authority’s 2014 master plan update, brought forward in early 2014 by San Diego Coastkeeper, has been rejected by San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack.

Californians continued to conserve water in June, reducing water use by 27.3 percent compared to June 2013, according to a Thursday report from the State Water Resources Control Board.

Though San Diego is still in a drought because of rainfall deficits since 2011, this past weekend's storm brought the rainfall count to about average for the water year, which started Oct. 1.

A $5.2 million federal grant has been awarded to the Sweetwater Authority, which provides water service to about 186,000 South Bay-area residents, for an expansion of the Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility.

A California judge has handed San Diego a big victory in its quest for water independence.

San Diego County's urban residents slashed water use in June by 26 percent compared to June 2013, exceeding the state's overall goal of cutting water use by 25 percent.

A new state-backed alternative for water delivery infrastructure changes to the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan — which the San Diego County Water Authority has criticized — has been released for public comment.

A potential vote to merge the water districts serving the Fallbrook and Rainbow communities was delayed Monday, as the commission in charge of forming local governmental districts decided to wait until its chair, county Supervisor Bill Horn, would be in attendance for the vote.

The days of new golf courses in San Diego County are over, according to the managing director of the Golf & Resort Properties division of CBRE Group.

Water use across the state was reduced by nearly 29 percent in May as compared to the same month in 2013, according to reports from the state agency enforcing recently adopted conservation standards.

The city of San Diego announced Tuesday that it has allocated $1.2 million for the re-starting of its turf replacement rebate program at the start of the city's new fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The 10-mile pipeline that will carry water from Poseidon Water's desalination facility in Carlsbad to the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant near San Marcos for regional distribution is complete, according to a release from the San Diego County Water Authority.

Some homebuilders are improving the water efficiency of homes during the drought.

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