SAN DIEGO MEETS EUROPE - June 22nd. Panel, Pitch, Showcase and Networking. This event is the Transatlantic kickoff Party for the Bio International Convention, June 23-26, San Diego.
California Infrastructures Trade Mission for European Companies.
USADIRECT - A trade mission just for you. You choose the dates, you will interact with the industry key players, authorities and project officials.
NEWS/INFO - WATER PROJECTS
Key projects being considered by both federal and state funding bills are:
$3.8 billion - Sites Reservoir in Colusa County, to be filled by water pumped from the Sacramento River. .
$2.5 billion - Flat Reservoir on the San Joaquin River.
$1.2 billion - Raising Shasta Dam to increase capacity.
$1 billion - Raising the dam at Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.
$360 million - Raising the San Luis Dam in Merced County. Cost:.
Federal House and Senate agreed to new bill for federal funds for water including:
$760 million for flood management in California's Natomas Basin
$748 million for dredging and widening of the Sabine-Neches Waterway
$800 million for flood diversion in Red River Valley, North Dakota
$492 million for expanding and deepening the port of Savannah.
Total bill will be about $10 billion in federal funds. It will also include increased spending from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund which will be used to fund improvements to ports and increase loans and loan guarantees for water projects.
The Federal government is funding an additional $20m in water projects all found at this link. Key areas: Water Reclamation, Desalination, and Water Recycling.
The public comment period for the $15 billion BDCP has been extended to July 29 from June 13. The purpose is review the implementing agreement which delineates which agencies are responsible for which parts. The review period for that also is over on July 29.
Desalination continues to be an option considered by cities and authorities to combat the drought. Here are key projects moving forward:
- Carlsbad - Under construction
- Huntington Beach - Environmental Investigation
- Santa Barbara - Analyzing re-commissioning
- Redondo Beach - Test facility. Could be another $300m plant by 2020.
- Monterrey - Studying 3 locations for a desal plant
According to experts, there will probably be 3 desal plants in Southern California and another 1 or 2 in Northern California all in the next 10 years.
Wastewater is the future in California: $2b project moves forward
Officials at Sacramento's immense wastewater treatment plant intend to begin construction this year on what could be the largest public works project in Sacramento County's history -- an expansion they say will cost between $1.5 billion and $2 billion . This is just one project of many in the state of California although most probably will be of proportionally smaller size.