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Life science companies don’t seem to be too worried that water restrictions would be imposed upon them, given the large economic impact of this industry on the San Diego economy.

As the drought persists, County Supervisor Dave Roberts began on Monday having his home's natural grass yards replaced by artificial turf, utilizing a financing program he's championed since becoming a supervisor and water-efficiency incentives from water distributors.

Commercial agriculture was up 6 percent year-over-year by dollar volume, but 2014's heat could be devastating for water costs and the impact on certain crops, says a newly released County of San Diego Department of Agriculture report for 2013.

Both the city of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority reported on Thursday significant declines in local water use as efforts continue to stave off the worst effects of the drought.

Water sector leaders from across the country who are part of the "WaterWorks!" campaign were at Capitol Hill Wednesday to encourage the investment of hundreds of billions of dollars to strengthen the nation’s water infrastructure.

More than 100 local business and political leaders — including San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and half a dozen City Council members — will be in Washington, D.C., through Wednesday in a delegation formed by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce as part of its recently announced push to have a more active role in politics.

Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history.

Poseidon Water, which is developing in Carlsbad what will be the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, is contracted to have the plant running by late November 2015. If the current pace of progress is maintained, the plant, expected to produce 50 million gallons of drinking water per day, could be operational up to three months ahead of time.

The Otay Water District is in the process of getting final permitting and an environmental impact review approved to construct a new pipeline system to receive water from a future desalination plant in Mexico.

While multiyear droughts aren't easy on ranchers and growers, some have significantly more challenges than others.

New emergency regulations are taking effect this week limiting outdoor water use in urban areas across the state, but nothing will actually change legally in the city of San Diego.

San Diego County residents could be looking at local mandatory water restrictions if recommendations from the San Diego County Water Authority's staff are adopted at the agency's board meeting next week.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at the San Vicente Dam, where from 2009 to late 2012 work was carried out to raise it by 117 feet.

The public affairs firm Katz & Associates has announced that company founder and CEO Sara Katz has delegated her day-to-day management duties to a new president, Lewis Michaelson.

The San Diego County Water Authority announced it will begin on June 22 sponsoring summer classes around the region to help homeowners adopt WaterSmart landscaping practices.

The city of San Diego has awarded a contract with Katz & Associates to develop an outreach effort for the city's water reuse plans.

The San Diego County Water Authority has filed a third lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, this time over water rates set by MWD for 2015 and 2016.

Construction is half complete on the 10-mile pipeline that will connect the Carlsbad desalination plant to the San Diego County Water Authority’s distribution system, according to the plant's developer, Poseidon Water.

Until recently, many small businesses supporting the building industry, ranging from cabinetry, flooring, painting, solar and windows/glass companies to breweries, bakeries, print shops and transportation companies, were thought to be exempt from the costly and complex compliance requirements of California’s General Industrial Storm Water Permit (GIP). All that changed on April 1, when the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new GIP. While the new GIP does not come into force until July 1, 2015, businesses should begin planning now on how they will address these new requirements.

If you haven’t strolled down Harbor Drive along San Diego Bay lately, the area is going through a major transformation: A new waterfront park has just been installed, a hotel and park are under construction and improvements to the boardwalk and streets are close to completion.

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