ACWA eNews for April 3, 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 4, 2013


ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events.

Steinberg to Keynote ACWA Conference Opening Breakfast

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will kick off ACWA’s 2013 Spring Conference & Exhibition with a keynote address at the opening breakfast May 8 in Sacramento.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is set to provide welcoming remarks at the breakfast.

Summit Focuses on Integrated Water Management

Top water officials described their visions for advancing integrated water management at a Sacramento summit hosted today by the Department of Water Resources.

Natural Resources Secretary John Laird said climate change and other 21st century challenges require water managers to think differently and link activities that previously were done in silos.

“All these things fit together,” Laird said. “It’s not any easy process. Highlighting successes at the local level will help.”

California Needs Better Coordination on Flood Risk Management, Report Says

California must take action now with “unprecedented cooperation” to address the 7 million people and $580 billion of property residing in areas at risk of flooding, according to a public draft of a new report.

San Joaquin Valley Elected Officials Express Concerns About Water Supply Reductions

In a press conference arranged by the California Latino Water Coalition, elected officials from the San Joaquin Valley expressed concerns today about recent water allocation cutbacks from the Central Valley Project (CVP.

Save Our Water Reminds Californians That We’re in a Dry Year

Save Our Water, the state’s largest water conservation program, today urged Californians to take note of state officials’ warnings that 2013 is shaping up to be a dry year and to embrace water conservation efforts both inside and outside their homes. Save Our Water is a statewide public education program sponsored by the Association of California Water Agencies(ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources(DWR).

Guides Available for Utilities Seeking to Publish CCRs Electronically

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) have published guidelines for utilities that will publish their Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) electronically.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 3 released a memorandum outlining details of how utilities may distribute annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs), including ways to send them electronically.

Delta Stewardship Council Approves Final Directions for Delta Plan, Comment Period to Open

After months of public review and revisions, the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) last week approved final changes to the Delta Plan, triggering a new comment period on the documents this month. The DSC is expected to vote on adopting the final version of the management plan for the estuary at its May meeting.

Garamendi Outlines Plan for Confronting California’s Water Challenges

U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (D-3) released a white paper this week calling for more water conservation, water recycling and new storage as part of a comprehensive water plan for California addressing present and future needs.

Snow Survey Shows Snowpack at Well Below Average

With the spring melt under way, snow surveyors today reported predictably meager snowpack in the Sierra, only days after officials reduced the estimated water deliveries for the State and Central Valley water projects.

Readings show California’s snowpack is at only 52% of normal. Electronic readings show water content in the northern mountains is 55% of normal for the date, 57% of normal in the central Sierra, and just 40% of average.

ACWA Regions 3 & 5 Joint Program & Tour: “Mokelumne to the East Bay: Examples of Regional Collaboration”

Sun, 04/21/2013 – Mon, 04/22/2013


Jackson, CA

ACWA Regions 3 & 5 Joint Program & Tour

With Mountain Counties Water Resources Association