ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events.
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, 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.
Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would place a $5.6 billion water bond on the November 2014 ballot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri, 09/13/2013 – 8:00am – 2:30pm
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
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.
910 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-3577
Sun, 09/22/2013 – Mon, 09/23/2013
ACWA Region 5 Hosted Program
An Environmental Balancing Act
September 22 & 23
Mon, 09/30/2013 – Thu, 10/03/2013
Sacramento Convention Center
For more conference information, go to http://ca-nv-awwa.org/CANV/web/events/AFC/web/events/AFC13.aspx?hkey=d00bb688-3f32-48da-a08e-5b05180ee61b
Tue, 10/08/2013 – Wed, 10/09/2013
Red Lion/Woodlake Conference Center Hotel, Sacramento
GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
o f C a l i f o r n i a
October 8-9, 2013
Red Lion/Woodlake Conference Center Hotel
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.
Tue, 12/03/2013 – Fri, 12/06/2013
JW Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles
Exhibit Booth information is available here.
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.