ACWA eNews for June 25, 2014

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  • on June 26, 2014

ACWA eNews for June 25, 2014

ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. Manage your subscription here.

Groundwater Bills Clear Senate and Assembly Committees, Talks Continue

Two ACWA-supported bills aimed at advancing sustainable management of California’s groundwater basins moved out of Senate and Assembly committees June 24, launching what is expected to be several weeks of final negotiations and fine-tuning.

SB 1168 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) moved out of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on a 9-4 vote. The bill in its current form would establish a statutory framework to achieve sustainable management of groundwater basins throughout the state.

ACWA Spring Conference Keynote Addresses Now Available on Video

ACWA Spring Conference Keynote Addresses Now Available on Video

Videos of some of the keynote addresses that were delivered at ACWA’s 2014 Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey in May are now available online.

The conference, themed “Running on Empty: Investing to Move the Needle,” featured former Las Vegas water chief Pat Mulroy who delivered the opening keynote address that highlighted the need for “strategic partnerships” as states throughout the West grapple with water shortages

Water Bond Bill Fails Senate Vote; Reconsideration – and Ongoing Negotiations – Likely

Water Bond Bill Fails Senate Vote; Reconsideration – and Ongoing Negotiations –

Legislation that would place a modified water bond on the November 2014 ballot failed passage on the Senate floor today, but the bill’s author and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said negotiations would continue on the measure.

“It’s the beginning of what I hope will be the final stages of a successful negotiation,” Steinberg said after the vote.

Save Our Water Launches “Don’t Waste Summer” Campaign

Save Our Water Launches “Don't Waste Summer” Campaign

Save Our Water today launched a new messaging campaign – Don’t Waste Summer– which provides daily water conservation tips and news on a new microsite –– that seeks to encourage businesses, government agencies and members of the public to take steps every day to save water.

June 20 ACWA News Now Available Online

The June 20, 2014, issue of ACWA News is now available online. With summer starting now, the drought continues to be a prime topic for water managers, state regulators, and ACWA and its members.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Elected House Majority Leader

The House Republican Caucus voted Wednesday to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) House Majority Leader. Rep. McCarthy was running to replace the previous Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), who was defeated in a Republican Primary last week. McCarthy had previously served as House Majority Whip.

The elevation of McCarthy to the Majority Leader post means that California members are well represented in both parties’ House leadership delegations; Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) continues to serve as House Minority Leader.

ACWA Region 1 North Coast Issues Forum

Thu, 07/10/2014 – Fri, 07/11/2014

Humboldt Bay, CA

Registration Open!

ACWA Region 1 Program & Tour

North Coast Water Forum

Eureka, CA

July 10-11, 2014

Registration available online June 2 at:


Region 2 Board Meeting 7/18/2014

Fri, 07/18/2014 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

Bella Vista Water District

ACWA Region 2 Board Meeting July 18th, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bella Vista Water District.


Agenda and materials coming soon.

ACWA Regulatory Summit

Wed, 08/13/2014 – Thu, 08/14/2014

South Lake Tahoe

ACWA’s 2014 Regulatory Summit is set for Aug. 13-14, 2014, in South Lake Tahoe.

This year’s theme is, “Looking Upstream: Managing California’s Headwaters for Sustainability.”

The event will be held at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel – South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Registration is now open. Click here for online registration, hotel information and other details.

2014 California Adaptation Forum!

Tue, 08/19/2014 – Wed, 08/20/2014

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

The Local Government Commission and the State of California are orga

IWA Watershed Management Conference

Tue, 09/09/2014 – 9:00am – Fri, 09/12/2014 – 5:00pm

San Francisco

The International Water Association is holding a specialists’ conference for water basin science and management Sept. 9 to 12 in San Francisco.

Submissions of abstracts of research may be submitted by March 3 for consideration of presentation at the conference. Abstracts may be submitted here.

2014 Steve Hall Fierce Competitor Golf Tournament

Fri, 09/19/2014

DarkHorse Golf Club, Auburn

Registration and details will be available soon.

CalDesal 3rd Annual Conference

Mon, 10/06/2014 – Tue, 10/07/2014

Portola Hotel in Monterey

The conference will be attended by desalination industry professionals, CalDesal member agency representatives, local and state/federal agency staff and decisionmakers, California legislators, non-governmental organizations and other special guests.
For additional information regarding CalDesal, its mission, and membership, please visit the CalDesal website, or contact Ron Davis at, or by phone at (916) 492-6082.

2014 ACWA Continuing Legal Education Seminar (CLE)

Thu, 10/09/2014 – Fri, 10/10/2014



ACWA Regions 6 & 7 Water Forum

Fri, 10/17/2014

Visalia, CA

The San Joaquin regions are planning their annual Joint Water Forum in Visalia this fall. The forum will highlight regional policy issues and feature local elected officials.


Registration will available September 2014.


Questions: Please contact Regional Affairs Representative Katie Dahl at or call 916-441-4545.

ACWA Region 5 Reception & Program

Sun, 10/19/2014 – Mon, 10/20/2014

Livermore, CA

Region 5 is planning its fall event in Livermore to focus on outside-the-box approaches to watershed sustainability. Plan to attend this program and hear regional insights on imported water, aquifer management, flood control, conservation, and water recycling.

Registration will be available September 2014.

Questions: Please contact Regional Affairs Representative Katie Dahl at or call 916-441-4545.

ACWA 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 12/02/2014 – Fri, 12/05/2014

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

ACWA’s 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition is set for Dec. 2-5, 2014, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego.

Conference Exhibitors Information

ACWA 2015 DC Conference

Wed, 02/25/2015 – Thu, 02/26/2015

The Liaison Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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