Submitted by Marie Meade on Wed, 08/20/2014 – 8:10am
The ACWA Board of Directors held a special meeting via teleconference Aug. 19 and unanimously voted to support California Proposition 1 – the $7.545 billion water bond slated for the November 4 ballot that was approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 13.
“This is truly an historic moment for ACWA,” said ACWA President John Coleman. “This water bond is the culmination of years of hard work and leadership by ACWA, its members and staff.”
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 08/20/2014 – 5:22pm
Last week’s historic action on the 2014 water bond was both a watershed moment and a reminder that when ACWA members come together as an association, big things can happen, ACWA President John Coleman, Vice President Kathy Tiegs and Past President Randy Record write in the latest entry in the Voices on Water blog.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Thu, 08/14/2014 – 7:39am
Gov. Jerry Brown late Wednesday evening signed legislation to put a comprehensive $7.5 billion water bond before voters this November. Brown signed the legislation after it was approved by the Legislature Wednesday. The bond will appear as Proposition 1 on the November ballot.
Brown issued the following statement following his signing.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 08/13/2014 – 9:51pm
ACWA released the following statement Wednesday night regarding the Legislative approval of a $7.5 billion water bond:
The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) hails the approval by the Legislature of an historic $7.5 billion water bond. If approved by voters in November, the bond will provide critical funds as the state grapples with one of the most severe droughts in its history. The bond also will allow for much-needed investments in the state’s backbone water infrastructure system – investments that have not been made in over 50 years.
Register soon for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Symposium to be held in West Sacramento on September 16. Registration closes Sept. 5. This event is sponsored by the California Urban Water Conservation Council and will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about AMI technology and how it can be used for water conservation purposes. Participants will receive information on pertinent economic considerations and get practical advice from utility and industry representatives.
Cucamonga Valley Water District’s Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga
Join the Conversation in this Critical Drought Year
Water 101 is coming to Southern California October 2-3, 2014. This day-and-a-half course offers you the opportunity to learn the California water basics and water district board member governance. The course will be held at the Cucamonga Valley Water District’s Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga.
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.
Join us Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside for the 6th Annual OWOW Event
Convened by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and coordinated by the Water Education Foundation
It’s up to us to make sure we keep our cool!
Our regional planning has served us well. We can continue to thrive even through tough times by working together. Join us for a dynamic discussion of the next chapter of water resources challenges and opportunities.
Mark your calendars for this joint region program, where attendees will have a chance to hear from managers of local projects across California’s southernmost counties. More information will be available as program develops. Registration will be available September 2.