ACWA eNews for Aug. 14, 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on August 15, 2013


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

ACWA Members Get Latest on Water Quality, Groundwater Issues at 2013 Regulatory Summit

Cost impacts of a new drinking water standard for chromium-6, the water-energy nexus and regulation of hydraulic fracturing in California were front and center at ACWA’s third annual Regulatory Summit Aug. 14 in Oxnard.

Erik Vink Named Executive Director of Delta Protection Commission

Erik Vink, program director for The Trust for Public Land, has been named executive director of the Delta Protection Commission (DPC), effective Aug. 27.

Vink replaces former State Sen. Mike Machado who retired as executive director of the DPC in July.

Wolk Introduces $5.6 Billion Water Bond Bill

Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would place a $5.6 billion water bond on the November 2014 ballot.

Governance and Financing of BDCP Examined in Legislative Hearing


The governance structure and funding sources for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) were examined Aug. 13 during a joint informational hearing at the state Capitol of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee and Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.

State officials and various experts told lawmakers that details are still evolving as to which entities would govern elements of the proposed BDCP and how funding for the project would be divided.

Get Help Financing Water Projects at Upcoming Funding Fairs


Obtain the latest information about grant, loan and bond financing opportunities for water infrastructure projects at a series of workshops beginning this month in California.

Delta Plan to Take Effect Sept. 1


The 14 enforceable regulations that will help to ensure that state and local agencies comply with the Delta Plan have been approved by the State Office of Administrative Law, the Delta Stewardship Council announced on Aug. 12.

The Delta Plan is set to take effect on Sept. 1, according to the DSC, and the Council has scheduled training sessions later this month and in September on the new regulations, which apply to projects that occur at least in part in the Delta. An implementation committee for the Delta Plan also is in the process of being empaneled.

AB 145 Moved to Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File


Legislation opposed by ACWA that would move the state’s entire drinking water program from the Department of Public Health to the State Water Resources Control Board was referred to the suspense file in the Senate Appropriations Committee today.

Climate Change Is a Growing Threat to California, Study Says


A new report from Cal/EPA chronicles how climate change is reshaping California’s physical and biological systems, including the state’s water resources.

Mountain lakes are getting warmer, extreme droughts and floods are becoming more common, springtime runoff is coming earlier, and ocean levels are rising, according to a comprehensive report released Thursday by Cal/EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

Workshop on the New Aquatic Weed Permit

Thu, 08/29/2013 – 10:00am – 2:00pm


Fresno County Farm Bureau Conference Room, 1274 W Hedges Ave., Fresno

Geared for those who use aquatic pesticides to manage aquatic weeds or algae in flowing waters or impoundments in either an agricultural or urban water supply systems. This workshop outlines the requirement of a new aquatic weed permit. Topics include whether an agency needs a permit, approved aquatic pesticides, how to file a notice of intent, sampling & analysis and other requirements.

Registration here.

Registration Open! ACWA Region 9 Tour and Program, 9/13 – Highland, CA

Fri, 09/13/2013 – 8:00am – 2:30pm


Highland, CA


ACWA Region 9 Tour & Program

Friday, September 13, 2013• 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

East Valley Water District

3654 Highland Avenue, Highland, CA




Steve Hall Fierce Competitor Golf Tournament

Fri, 09/20/2013 – 8:30am – 4:00pm


DarkHorse Golf Club, 24150 Darkhorse Drive, Auburn, CA 95602

This annual tournament in honor of former ACWA Executive Director Steve Hall will take place at DarkHorse Golf Club (24150 Darkhorse Drive, Auburn, CA 95602). DarkHorse was Steve’s favorite golf course and where he hit his first and only hole in one.

Tournament entry forms are due Aug. 30, 2013.

Registration and information

ACWA Emissary and Best in Blue Awards Deadline

Tue, 09/03/2013


910 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-3577

ACWA Awards

Registration Open! ACWA Region 5 Tour & Program, 9/22-9/23 – Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Sun, 09/22/2013 – Mon, 09/23/2013


Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

ACWA Region 5 Hosted Program

Water Reliability:
An Environmental Balancing Act

September 22 & 23
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA


2013 Annual CA-NV AWWA Fall Conference

Mon, 09/30/2013 – Thu, 10/03/2013


Sacramento Convention Center

For more conference information, go to

29th Biennial Groundwater Conference & 22nd Groundwater Resources Association Annual Meeting

Tue, 10/08/2013 – Wed, 10/09/2013


Red Lion/Woodlake Conference Center Hotel, Sacramento

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October 8-9, 2013
Red Lion/Woodlake Conference Center Hotel
Sacramento, CA

Co-Sponsors:  AMEC  |  West Yost Associates



The Delta and Bay Delta Conservation Plans and Northern California Water

Thu, 10/17/2013 – 5:00pm – 7:30pm


McConnell Foundation’s Lema Ranch; 800 Shasta View Drive, Redding

An educational forum to provide the public an interactive opportunity to refine its understanding of California’s water supply, the varied pressures of conflicting use, and the future of California water.

ACWA 2013 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 12/03/2013 – Fri, 12/06/2013


JW Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles

Event and Registration Information

Exhibit Booth information is available here.

Joint MCWRA / ACWA Region 3 Member Meeting

Fri, 03/14/2014 – 9:30am


The Ridge Golf Club and Events Center, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn, CA 95602

ACWA Region 3 / Mountain Counties Water Resources Association will hold a joint meeting Oct. 18, at the Ridge Golf Club and Event Center, Auburn.

For more information visit the link below or contact MCWRA Executive Director John Kingsbury or ACWA Regional Affairs Representative Marcia Wulff.

Event registration