Recap: 57th Annual Conference in Monterey

Online access to speakers’ presentation and the conference newsletter can be found in the member’s section of Forgot your login? Contact Debbie Welch at Call for Responses There’s still time to respond to one of the two brief surveys below.   Attendees are asked to evaluate the conference by taking the post-conference survey: […]

CASA Awards Top Honors

 CASA announced the 2012 Achievement Award winners during  the 57th Annual Conference. The Achievement Awards Program helps motivate members to improve services, program and projects by showcasing the best of the best and recognizing an agency’s successes. This year’s award program offered four categories of recognition for member agencies. Technological Innovation and Achievement Award San Francisco Public […]

Regulatory Agency News

Felicia Marcus’ appointment as a member of the State Water Resources Control Board was confirmed by the State Senate on August 23. Changes at the USEPA   The USEPA Region 9 has appointed changes to key management positions. Alexis Strauss has been appointed Deputy Regional Administrator.; 415-972-3572 Nancy Woo will serve as Acting Director […]

Solano County Board of Supervisors Adopts Revised Biosolids Ordinance

The Solano County Board of Supervisors adopted its revised biosolids ordinance on August 28  with a unanimous 5-0 vote. The ordinance remains very reasonable and allows the continued land application of Class B biosolids as long as a portion of an agency’s production also goes to Class A or energy production. There is no sunset […]

Legislature Set to Vote on Pension Reform Package

After months of hearings and recent behind-the-scenes negotiations between top Democrats and the Governor’s office, a major pension reform proposal emerged yesterday.  Following a press conference in Los Angeles in which Governor Brown announced that a pension deal had been reached, his office issued a statement announcing the pension reform agreement, to be known as […]

Court of Appeal Upholds State Water Board Vacaville Order

The First District Court of Appeal has issued a ruling in a lawsuit brought by CASA and the City of Vacaville.   Initially triggered by a permit issued to Vacaville in 2001, the case focused on the legality of several provisions of the Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the Central Valley Region.  CASA pursued […]

Registration Deadline Approaching! Managing Complex Issues in Tough Times

Registration Deadline Approaching! ACWA Regions 5 & 8 Joint Program Managing Complex Issues in Tough Times A Look at Proposition 218 and ESA Impacts on Water Agencies   September 9 & 10, 2012 Santa Barbara, CA   Agenda now available HERE.   Join ACWA Regions 5 & 8 in Santa Barbara on September 10 for […]

Business Coalition is Being Heard on SCS at MTC, ABAG

Bob Glover, Executive Director, BIA Bay Area The Sustainable Communities Strategy being crafted by regional regulators to align Bay Area land-use and transportation plans with the region’s state-mandated climate protection targets was in need of a reality check.   But two important developments in recent weeks signal the concerns of the region’s broad business community […]

Important NEW information – DAC projects

Dear project proponents:   The purpose of this message is to provide NEW information regarding IRWM projects benefitting disadvantaged communities.     The Department of Water Resources has confirmed that IRWM projects benefitting a disadvantaged community (DAC) and included in a future IRWM Implementation Grant proposal may be eligible for special treatment, as summarized below.   Match […]

Register Today! ACWA Regional Briefings

Register Today!   ACWA Regional Briefings   In ACWA’s continued effort to keep members up to date and informed, we will be holding series of regional briefings for our members to update you on ACWA’s Reorganization and Revitalization, the Delta, 2014 Water Bond, and ACWA’s California Water Finance Task Force.   The following is the […]