ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events.
The California Department of Public Health Drinking Water Program submitted a corrective action plan June 24 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency addressing 29 specific issues raised by the federal agency in April.
The Water Education Foundation today unveiled its new Aquapedia.com, an online, vetted reference tool for all things water.
Aquapedia.com offers information on water issues ranging from the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to appropriative water rights. Researchers and writers with WEF used the foundation’s resources and other vetted materials to assemble the online reference tool. In addition to its explanatory resource articles, Aquapedia.com offers photos, graphics, videos and interactive maps.
The State Water Contractors (SWC) has released a fact sheet outlining the respective missions of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and the Delta Plan.
In a letter published in The Sacramento Bee Friday, June 21, ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn expressed support for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s whole-state approach on water management in California, including her call for more storage and sensible management of the Endangered Species Act.
Quinn’s letter also noted the importance of long-term Delta solutions through the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).
Quinn’s letter is available here.
Innovative communcations programs and outstanding leadership will be recognized with ACWA’s annual awards at the association’s 2013 Fall Conference & Exhibition in December in Los Angeles.
ACWA’s Huell Howser Best in Blue Award honors public water agency efforts in communicating with customers, legislators, media and the public. The award focuses on creativity, transparency and use of available funds. Guidelines and entry forms are available here.
Registration is now open for ACWA’s third annual Regulatory Summit, set for Aug. 14 at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach in Oxnard.
The summit, titled “Past, Present and Future: Effectively Managing California’s Groundwater Resources,” will address an array of topics related to groundwater, including: