Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Tue, 06/24/2014 – 3:53pm
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.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 06/25/2014 – 2:54pm
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
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 06/23/2014 – 6:12pm
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.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 06/23/2014 – 1:49pm
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 – SaveOurWater.com– that seeks to encourage businesses, government agencies and members of the public to take steps every day to save water.
Submitted by Josh Abel on Thu, 06/19/2014 – 1:33pm
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.
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 atwww.caldesal.org, or contact Ron Davis at email@example.com, or by phone at (916) 492-6082.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-441-4545.