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Chris’ blog, Maven’s Notebook, is the premier compendium for all you’d ever need to know about California water policy, including the science behind the headlines. In Chris’ own words, she’s “dedicated to creating the crazy-best, the most informative, and the most useful website on California water issues.” Her readers agree, heralding the blog as a main part of their daily work-related reading, and a must-read for folks interested in western water issues.
Maven’s Notebook aggregates California water-related news content from other sources including newspaper articles/editorials, press releases, blogs, legislator statements, research journals, and academic institutions. But wait, there’s more! She supplements the news with original and detailed coverage of agency meetings, legislative hearings, and seminars and conferences. Maven’s Notebook focuses on the major planning processes currently underway such as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, as well as the activities of the State Water Resources Control Board, the Delta Stewardship Council, and the California Water Commission. The blog also follows statewide policy issues, such as groundwater, the water bond, and other state and federal legislation, and the latest developments in Delta science.
We are so proud to count Maven’s Notebook among T4CI’s many innovative projects and excited for Chris’ accomplishment!
Learn more about Maven’s Notebook here.
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