CASA Connects for October 17, 2016

Please forward this newsletter to anyone who may be interested.                              October 17, 2016

 CASA Working with Little Hoover Commission on Climate Change Impacts on Wastewater Agencies

The Little Hoover Commission held a hearing on August 25th focusing on special districts and revisiting a report that they had released in 2000.
After providing comments at the hearing, CASA was contacted by the Commission regarding our testimony on climate change impacts on wastewater agencies.  Read more…

CASA Supports Moving Forward with Direct Potable Reuse

During an informational hearing on October 6, CASA was one of many water associations and nongovernmental associations recommending that the State Water Board move forward with regulations for direct potable reuse (DPR) in California. CASA’s Executive Director Bobbi Larson addressed the Water Board regarding… read more

Coming Soon… Members Only Area of CASA Website

To improve our service and add value to our members, we are introducing a members only area of the CASA website.
The first phase includes:
  • Member directory
  • Member profiles
Plans for future phases include:
  • Renewal invoice generation
  • Register and pay for events
  • Access to member-only content
  • Access to member-only forums
  • Additional enhancements as we develop them
An email will be sent to all CASA members in mid-late October. Please take a moment to create a password and log on to the site, where you can view and update your profile information.
We’re very excited to bring you this value-added service, and look forward to enhancing it to its full potential.

Dozens to Gather for Communication Essentials Workshop

Water professionals from throughout the state will be gathering this week for the first ever joint CASA/CWEA Communication Essentials Workshops. The first session will be held on Tuesday, October 18 in Oakland at the East Bay Municipal Water District facility. The workshop will be repeated on Thursday, October 20 in Fountain Valley at Orange County Sanitation District.

The workshops are being presented by the CASA Communications Workgroup. Members of the workgroup will be sharing their expertise under the theme, “The Value of a Communications Program and the Risks of Not Having One.”  Participants will learn from case studies, presentations, and hands-on exercises.
Online registration is closed, but you may register at the event. For more information,view the flier. 

Mixed Bag

The Public Policy Institute of California, Water Policy Center is offering a live webcast on Tuesday, October 18 at 8:00 a.m. on Policy Priorities for California’s Water. The program examines what’s on tap in key areas, including strengthening urban drought resilience, managing groundwater in rural areas, addressing declining ecosystem health, and ensuring safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities. Register now…
The World Water-Tech North America Summit will be held October 18-20 in Toronto. The conference focuses on accelerating innovation in energy optimized and climate resilient infrastructure. It is hosted by WaterTAP Ontario and Rethink Events. Learn more…
The EPA is hosting a series of events to educate people on the implementation of the WIFIA program. Webinars will be available in December for those unable to attend in person. Learn more…

Now Hiring!
CASA members have numerous opportunities available. Visit our Job Board for details.


Oct. 18, 2016 CASA & CWEA Oakland
Oct. 20, 2016 CASA & CWEA Communication Essentials Workshop Fountain
Nov. 1, 2016 California Bioresources Alliance 11th Annual Symposium West Sacramento
Jan. 18-20, 2017 CASA Palm Springs
Feb. 27 – March 1, 2017 CASA Washington, D.C.
April 19, 2017 CASA/WateReuse Sacramento