CASA Connects for October 30, 2018

Regulatory Update CASA Weighs in on Proposed Changes to State Revolving Fund Policy On October 19, CASA submitted comments on proposed revisions to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Policy. Facing unprecedented demand for funding, the State Water Board is proposing a new scoring system to rank applications and establish a fundable list of projects. […]

CASA Connects for October 16, 2018

Member News California Water Professionals Appreciation Week Recap Thank you to all of our members who participated in California Water Professionals Appreciation Week! We appreciate those of you who shared your agency’s activities during the week and promoted the activities of other member agencies. Below are two member profiles we featured to highlight the important […]

CASA Connects for July 10, 2018

Conference News  Renowned Environmental Leader Chad Pregracke to Speak at CASA Annual Conference Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN “Hero of the Year,” will be the keynote speaker at the CASA Annual Conference in Monterey August 8-10. Chad is the founder of Living Lands and Waters, a group dedicated to river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops and […]

CASA Connects for June 26, 2018

  CASA Conference News  How Will the 2018 Election Change the Political Landscape? Join Us in Monterey to Find Out! The November election is likely to have big impacts nationally and here in California. Everything from control of the House of Representatives to a split into “three Californias” is up for grabs. Register for our conference […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for June 12

Microplastics Experts Presenting at Annual Conference   Plastics seem to be everywhere in the news lately — bans on single use straws, limitations on packaging materials and microplastic challenges in the aquatic environment. CASA is sponsoring legislation (SB 1263-Portantino) that establishes a long-term strategy to address microplastics in the ocean. Two leading experts in microplastic pollution are […]

CASA Connects Water and Wastewater Updates for May 30

  Suspense File Hearing Determines Bills to Move Forward   Last Friday, the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees held their “suspense file” hearings to determine the bills that move forward and those that stop for the year. Here’s how this somewhat opaque, fast-paced hearing process works. Bills that reach a certain cost threshold are automatically referred […]

CASA Connects Water and Wastewater Updates for May 15, 2018

  U.S. Senate Moves Water Infrastructure Legislation Forward Last week, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released an initial draft of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, formerly referred to as the Water Resources Development Act. The biennial legislation has bipartisan support with senior leadership of the committee sponsoring. Committee hearings took place […]

CASA Connects for February 6, 2018

Join us on Capitol Hill 2018 holds great possibilities and opportunities for our federal legislative priorities. That’s why we urge you to join us at our Washington D.C. Policy Forum February 26-28. Together, we will advocate for infrastructure financing, permit term extensions and regulatory streamlining. Our event takes place at the St. Regis hotel. We will […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for July 24, 2017

Look Who’s Coming to San Diego! Are You? Our 62nd annual conference features top speakers such as State Controller Betty Yee and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. We’re also hosting an impressive line-up of panelists who will address hot topics from Proposition 218 to public private partnerships. This is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders and […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for May 2017

May 29, 2017 State Controller to Speak at CASA Annual Conference Betty Yee, California State Controller, will speak during the closing session of CASA’s annual conference, taking place August 22-24, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego. As the chief fiscal officer of California, the sixth largest economy in the world, Ms. Yee is […]