For more information on the Yuba Water Agency`s proposal for this voluntary agreement, please see the fact sheet on the volunteer agreement. More general information about the process and timeline is available on the website of collaborative voluntary agreements. “A large majority of water users and government authorities are committed to voluntary agreements because they offer a faster and more sustainable solution that improves flows and restores habitat while avoiding long-term litigation. We appreciate the fact that today`s action by the National Water Management Board creates a working space to continue working on agreements that can bring real benefits to the environment while protecting all beneficial uses of water. The National Water Management Board encourages stakeholders to continue to cooperate in concluding voluntary agreements that combine flow and non-flow measures that meet or exceed new and revised water quality targets and protect the beneficial use of fish and wildlife, and submit these voluntary agreements to the National Water Management Board for review as soon as possible. (Added addition.) In March 2019, the California Department of Water Resources, the Department of Fisheries and Nature, the Bureau of Rebelling and the Water Agencies of Lake Basin (including the Yuba Water Agency) submitted proposals for voluntary comparisons to the State Water Resources Control Board, tailored to the needs of the various watersheds that feed the Bay Delta. The agreements are a collaborative plan to help rebuild wild fish and plant species and are an alternative to the unit requirements proposed by the State Council for the release of huge amounts of flows to improve fishing in the Bay Delta. For more information on the voluntary plan and transaction agreements, as well as meeting documents, click here. In agreement with several public water authorities in the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), state water companies are pleased that we have successfully outlined a proposal for voluntary agreements for several tributaries and the delta. Since August 2018, Reclamation and DWR, supported by public water authorities from almost every region of the state, have held lively discussions to review contributions from the Central Valley Project, the State Water Project and the public water authorities, which serve as voluntary conflict resolution agreements on proposed changes to the Bay Delta water quality control plan.
, and to revise the common formulas as part of the 1986 Coordinated Operations Agreement. The political capital that NGOs and resource agencies bring to the fish and other resource protection processes of the public trust is precisely their representation of the public interest. The five non-proliferation agreements retained by NGOs that cut them off from their political base and allies. They have isolated themselves from the broader NGO community coalition, severely limited their resources and strategic opportunities and, above all, weakened their moral authority indefinitely.