ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Wed, 12/11/2013 – 2:35pm
ACWA and the Texas Water Conservation Association (TWCA) are urging Congress to include an innovative financing pilot program for infrastructure projects within major water resources legislation.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Wed, 12/11/2013 – 3:51pm
ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn joined California Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin and other guests during a radio program on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Delta and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration released this week for public comment.
You can listen to the full segment here on the KQED Public Radio website.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Tue, 12/10/2013 – 1:59pm
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Jim Costa (D-16) on Dec. 9 sent a joint letter to Gov. Jerry Brown asking him to declare a statewide drought emergency that would activate the state’s emergency plan and permit some relaxation of state regulations concerning water.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Tue, 12/10/2013 – 2:47pm
The governor’s administration released its 2013 update to California’s climate change preparedness plan on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 12/09/2013 – 3:33pm
An updated Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) was released Dec. 9 by the California Natural Resources Agency, launching a formal public review period on the state’s plan to shore up the water delivery system and natural habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The release of the BDCP also launches a series of public meetings throughout the state that will begin in February where members of the public may comment on the plan that has been seven years in the making.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Mon, 12/09/2013 – 4:54pm
Almost 50 state legislators and Congress members recently signed a letter calling on President Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown to invoke their executive authority to improve California’s water supply in 2014 and beyond.
Citing dry conditions in California made worse by regulatory restrictions on Delta water, the letter urges the two leaders to take “immediate” action that increases water supplies in California so that “America’s breadbasket and our trillion-dollar economy” isn’t jeopardized.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Wed, 12/11/2013 – 4:38pm
ACWA and the California Department of Water Resources are hosting a series of workshops to discuss next steps for the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) program.
CASGEM was launched three years ago to comply with legislation signed in 2009 requiring California to develop a permanent groundwater monitoring program. The program’s primary goal is to collect groundwater elevations for all of California’s 515 basins and compile that data in an online system.
Submitted by Matt Williams on Fri, 12/06/2013 – 10:20am
The Dec. 6 edition of ACWA News is now available online. This issue includes feature stories about California’s record-dry year and how it might carry over into 2014, and what local water agencies are doing to address groundwater management concerns in the San Joaquin Valley.
Other stories in this issue:
Thu, 01/23/2014 – Fri, 01/24/2014
2014 CII Conference
The California Irrigation Institute is happy to announce its 2014 annual conference, titled: Building a Water and Energy Efficient California.
The Conference will be held on January 23-24, 2014 at the Sacramento Arden West Hilton in Sacramento, California.
Stay tuned for more information on the program and registration.
Visit our website at: http://www.caii.org/
Tue, 02/25/2014 – Thu, 02/27/2014
The Liaison Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
ACWA’s 2014 Washington DC Conference is set for Feb. 25-27, 2014, at the Liaison Capitol Hill.
Wed, 03/26/2014 – Thu, 03/27/2014
University of California, Irvine
Presented by the Orange County Water District, Disneyland Resort, National Water Research Institute and the OCWD Groundwater Guardian Team, the Festival presents a unique opportunity to educate Orange County’s third, fourth and fifth grade students about water and the environment. More than 7,000 students are expected to attend. Volunteers, presenters and sponsors are needed to support this educational event. Learn more at www.childrenwaterfestival.com.
Tue, 05/06/2014 – Fri, 05/09/2014
Portola and Marriott Hotels, Monterey
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Anaheim
Presented by the Orange County Water District, the Municipal Water District of Orange County and Disneyland Resort, the Summit brings together more than 500 Southern California business professionals with international, national and state water industry stakeholders, elected officials, environmentalists, scientists and community leaders to discuss ongoing global water issues and how water supply challenges impact our economy and public safety. Prominent authors, world-renowned experts and distinguished speakers will also be a part of this critical dialogue.