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 for October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016 Legislative Session Ends, Governor Decides on Bills Friday, September 30 was the final deadline for the governor to sign or veto all bills passed to him by the legislature in the 2015-16 session. Hundreds of bills were considered in the final weeks, including several bills CASA was actively working on this year. […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016 Legislature Passes Cap & Trade Spending Plan Hours Before Deadline Midnight on August 31 marked the final deadline to pass bills in the 2015-16 legislative session. The last weeks of the session were hectic, as always, with last minute proposals and “big ticket” items being decided right up until the final hours. […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for August 22, 2016

 August 22, 2016 CASA’s 61st Annual Conference Wrap-up There’s no substitute for attending a CASA conference in person. You’ll hear first hand from our esteemed speakers, have the ability to ask questions and exchange ideas with your peers, catch up with colleagues, and make new connections. But we’ve tried to capture some of the key […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016 CA Legislature Returns for Last Month of Session On August 1 the Legislature returns from a month long summer recess to finish out the remaining legislative business for the year. The next several weeks will be a rush of activity in Sacramento, leading up to the final adjournment of this year’s legislative […]

Register Now for CASA’s 61st Annual Conference

July 25, 2016   CASA’s 61st annual conference is less than three weeks away! If you’ve been waiting to register, now is the time! Centrally located in Monterey, the conference offers valuable opportunities to network with other clean water professionals and hear from renowned speakers on today’s hottest topics. Joe Whitworth Some of this year’s highlights include: […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016 USEPA Agrees California Should Receive More SRF Dollars In a major boost to CASA’s efforts to to convince Congress to allocate more money to California through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the USEPA has agreed that California should receive more money.  Read more… Keynote Speaker to Address Quantified Conservation Approach at CASA Conference Joe […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 CASA & Coalition Oppose Bill that Would Put Mandates on Ocean Dischargers CASA and a coalition of water and wastewater organizations recently submitted a formal opposition letter on its high priority legislation for the year, SB 163 (Hertzberg). This bill would impose a mandate on each wastewater treatment facility that discharges through an ocean […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for April 11, 2016

                           April 11, 2016 CA Water Leaders Take on the Capitol at the 2016 Public Policy Forum Attendees prepare for their Capitol visit It was a great day to be in the state’s Capitol for the CASA/WateReuse joint Public Policy Forum. Participants came […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for March 28, 2016

 March 28, 2016 CASA Charts a Path Forward on Key Legislation The 2016 legislative session is in full swing as policy committees begin to meet and deadlines loom. CASA’s State Legislative Committee met on March 11 to review legislation of interest. As we’ve come to expect this time of year, more than a thousand bills […]