ACWA E-News for Week of Nov. 21


U.S., Mexico Sign Historic Agreement on Colorado River Water


Local water agencies in California are at the center of a new landmark agreement between the U.S. and Mexico for sharing water from the Colorado River, a vital source for urban and agricultural communities in the West.

1,600 Water Leaders Expected for ACWA Fall Conference Dec. 4-7


San Diego will host water leaders from across California next month when more than 1,600 attendees gather for ACWA’s 2012 Fall Conference & Exhibition.

A full lineup of speakers, sessions, and panel discussions  is scheduled for the conference, which this year is themed “California Water … The Next Generation.” The annual event draws association members from public agencies that collectively are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California.

Delta Stewardship Council Announces Upcoming Release of Final Draft of Delta Plan


The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) will release the final draft of the Delta Plan on Nov. 30, council staff announced Thursday.

At the DSC meeting Nov.15, staff said release of the plan will trigger a six-week public comment period that will run through Jan. 14, 2013. Staff indicated they will bring different elements of the plan back for review by the council after the public comment period, possibly holding more public hearings on the final draft in late February and early March.

BDCP Public Meeting to Focus on Water Operations, Decision Tree


Jerry Meral, deputy secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, will update members of the public on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) at a public meeting Nov. 29 in Sacramento.

Meral will join officials from the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior in discussing the BDCP proposed operations and flows, decision tree and an overview of an analysis of its effects.

State Controller’s Public Pay Website Gets Overhaul


An upgraded data transparency website launched by the State Controller’s Office is designed to give the public easier access to wage and benefit data submitted by California water agencies and other institutions.

California’s Water Future the Focus of ACWA Conference


SACRAMENTO, Calif. –New leaders, technology and innovation are pushing California into an era of change that will shape water management for decades to come. More than 1,600 local and state water leaders will discuss California’s water future Dec. 4-7 during the Association of California Water Agencies’ 2012 Fall Conference & Exhibition, themed “California Water … The Next Generation,” at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

ACWA Region 3 & Mountain Counties Water Resources Association Joint Program

Tue, 12/11/2012


El Dorado Irrigation District

Please join us for the next joint Mountain Counties Water Resources Association and Association of California Water Agencies Region 3 general meeting and program on December 11. Hear from featured speaker Barnie Gyant, Deputy Regional Forester for Resources, about the National Forest’s role in California water issues. The program will also include an attorney panel discussion on water rights, covering everything from “Water Rights 101” to a discussion on the history of water rights; vulnerability of water rights; protecting water rights and renewing/updating water rights.



Watershed Management Public Forum

Wed, 12/12/2012 – 9:00am – Thu, 12/13/2012 – 12:00pm


Lake Natoma Inn, Folsom

The Sacramento River Watershed Program, in partnership with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Statewide Watershed Program invite natural resource planners and others to discuss collaborative approaches for managing California’s river basins.

Watershed Management Public Forum