The Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region has welcomed David van Rijn (pronounced ‘Rhine’) as the Region’s new planning officer. In this position which began July 10, van Rijn manages the Region’s storage projects, basin studies and the Title 16 program, which includes the planning, design, and construction of water recycling and reuse projects in partnership… Read More


The Bureau of Reclamation has released a new funding opportunity for Title XVI water recycling projects under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (P.L. 114-322). This funding opportunity is for sponsors of water recycling projects that have completed a Title XVI Feasibility Study that has been reviewed by Reclamation, found to meet all… Read More


The Endangered Species Act will come in for a spanking and a possible face-lift Wednesday as the House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on five ESA-related bills. Authored by four Republicans and one rural Democrat, the individual measures pick away at several pieces of the 1973 law that’s outlasted many previous congressional forays. Original… Read More