ACWA eNews for December 31, 2014

  • by BPC Staff
  • on December 31, 2014

ACWA eNews for Dec. 31, 2014

ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events.

Managing Drought

Mon, 01/12/2015 – 9:00am2:00pm

Sheraton Grand Sacramento 1230 J Street, Magnolia Room, Sacramento

California’s historic drought is revealing strengths and weaknesses in how we manage our precious water resources. At this half-day event—coinciding with the beginning of a new legislative session—participants will examine Australia’s millennium drought, consider climate change and future droughts in California, look back at lessons from 2014, and look forward to policy priorities for 2015.

This event is made possible with funding from the California Water Foundation, an initiative of the Resources Legacy Fund.

Crafting Rates for Revenue Stability and Conservation

Thu, 01/15/2015 – 8:30am4:00pm

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco

ACWA is jointly sponsoring two all-day workshops to address how California water utilities can assure fiscal stability while still sending effective conservation signals and complying with Propositions 26 & 218.

Crafting Rates for Revenue Stability and Conservation

Wed, 01/28/2015 – 8:30am4:00pm

MWD of Southern California, Los Angeles

ACWA is jointly sponsoring two all-day workshops to address how California water utilities can assure fiscal stability while still sending effective conservation signals and complying with Propositions 26 & 218.

California Irrigation Institute Annual Conference

Mon, 02/02/2015Tue, 02/03/2015

Hilton Sacramento Arden-West

The California Irrigation Institute (CII) would like to invite you to the 53rd Annual CII Conference February 2-3, 2015 held at the Hilton Sacramento Arden-West in Sacramento, California.

CII is the oldest independent forum on water and irrigation. The conference is attended by water industry professionals, agricultural and urban water suppliers, farmers, landscape contractors and government representatives who come together to discuss the future of and improving water use efficiency, water quality and surface and groundwater management in California.


ACWA 2015 DC Conference

Wed, 02/25/2015Thu, 02/26/2015

The Liaison Hotel, Washington, D.C.

ACWA’s 2015 Washington, D.C. Conference is set for February 25-26, 2015 at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.


ACWA 2015 Legislative Symposium

Wed, 03/04/2015

Sacramento Convention Center

ACWA’s 2015 Legislative Symposium is set for March 4, 2015, in Sacramento.

The event will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Water Education Foundation Executive Briefing

Wed, 03/25/2015

Sacramento at the Red Lion Inn

2015 Executive Briefing

The Foundation’s annual Executive Briefing features speakers from water stakeholder groups, the Legislature and governmental agencies that play important roles in making policy decisions about water. The 31st Annual Executive Briefing will be March 25, 2015 in Sacramento at the Red Lion Inn.

ACWA 2015 Spring Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 05/05/2015Fri, 05/08/2015

Sacramento Convention Center and Surrounding Hotels, Sacramento

ACWA’s 2015 Spring Conference & Exhibition is set for May 5-8, 2015, at the Sacramento Convention Center and surrounding hotels in Sacramento. Further details to come.


Fri, 08/28/2015Sat, 08/29/2015

San Diego, CA

Please mark your calendars for DesalTech2015, the International Conference on Emerging Water Desalination Technologies in Municipal and Industrial Applications, which will take place August 28-29, 2015 in San Diego.

For full event details, please visit the conference website at

For more information, contact:

Ms. Brandi Caskey, Events Manager

National Water Research Institute

Phone: 714-378-3278

ACWA Fall Conference Keynote Addresses Now Available on Video

Videos of some of the keynote addresses that were delivered at ACWA’s 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition in San Diego in December are now available online.

Sierra Snowpack Bolstered, But Water Content Still Low

Recent snows storms have bolstered Sierra snowpack to levels higher than last year, but statewide snow water equivalent remains well below average for this date.

Those are the findings of the winter of 2014-‘15’s first manual snow survey of the Sierra snowpack conducted today by the Department of Water Resources. Frank Gehrke, chief of the DWR’s cooperative snow surveys program, conducted the survey

2014 Marks Centennial of California’s Water Rights System

As 2014 draws to a close, so does the centennial of California’s current water rights system, as outlined in the Water Commission Act which took effect on Dec. 19, 1914.

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