ACWA eNews for January 21, 2015

  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 22, 2015

ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. Click here to view on the ACWA website.


Water Commission Discusses Allocation Process for Proposition 1 Water Storage Funding

California Water Commission members got an update Wednesday on development of regulations and parameters for allocating $2.7 billion in water storage funding, as provided by Proposition 1. The commission also discussed the process of determining the public benefit of water storage projects and heard various suggestions from the Department of Water Resources and ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn.

Obama Administration Unveils New Water Infrastructure Financing Programs

The Obama Administration announced a set of new proposals on Jan. 16 designed to promote private investment in the nation’s roads, bridges, water systems and broadband networks.

LAO Report Looks at State’s Goals in the Delta

A new report by the Legislative Analyst’s Office describes problems facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and identifies several issues for the Legislature’s consideration as the state continues efforts to improve both water supply reliability and ecosystem health in the Delta.

DWR Announces Slight Increase in Allocations, Urges Californians to Brace for Fourth Year of Drought

Saying California is now in a fourth consecutive year of drought, top state and federal officials today briefed reporters on the 2015 outlook and a drought contingency plan submitted to state regulators.

In a conference call with reporters, leaders of the Department of Water Resources, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Fish and Wildlife highlighted current conditions and the need for ongoing coordination and conservation as the drought picutre evolves.

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.

Water 101 Workshop: Learn the Basics and Beyond in this Critical Drought Year

Thu, 02/05/2015 – 8:30amFri, 02/06/2015 – 9:00am

Civic Center Galleria 1110 West Capitol Ave. West Sacramento, CA 95691

Water Education Foundation Event

Water 101 Workshop

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.

Lower Colorado River Tour 2015

Wed, 03/11/2015Fri, 03/13/2015

Tour begins in Las Vegas and ends at California’s Ontario Airport

This 3-day, 2-night tour follows the course of the lower Colorado River through Nevada, Arizona and California, and includes a private tour of Hoover Dam.

Tour stops include the Yuma Desalting Plant, farms in the Imperial and Coachella valleys, MWD’s Gene Village, the Warren H. Brock Reservoir and the Salton Sea. Issues discussed included drought management, the Central Arizona Project, Southern Nevada’s water needs, U.S.-Mexico border issues, endangered species and tribal water rights. The tour begins in Las Vegas and ends at California’s Ontario Airport.

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.

Central Valley Tour 2015

Wed, 04/22/2015Fri, 04/24/2015

Tour begins and ends at the Sacramento International Airport

This 3-day, 2-night tour travels the length of the San Joaquin Valley, giving participants a clear understanding of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project.

Stops include the Kern County Water Bank, the San Joaquin River, Terminus Dam, Mendota Pool, Friant Dam, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge and San Luis Reservoir. Issues of growth, water supply, flood management, groundwater banking, storage, subsidence, wetlands, salmon restoration and agricultural supply and drainage are discussed on this tour, which begins and ends at the Sacramento International Airport.

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.


Bay-Delta Tour 2015

Wed, 06/24/2015Fri, 06/26/2015

Tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport

This 3-day, 2-night tour takes participants to the heart of California water policy – the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay.


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

Groundwater Tour 2015

Thu, 09/24/2015Fri, 09/25/2015

Tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport

This 2-day, 1-night tour will travel through the Sacramento region to view sites that explore groundwater issues. Topics will include groundwater quality, overdraft and subsidence, agricultural use, wells, and regional management efforts.

We will also discuss the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and its governance and implementation. The tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport.

Southern California Tour 2015

Thu, 10/08/2015Fri, 10/09/2015

Tour begins and ends at the Ontario International Airport

This 2-day, 1-night tour travels through Inland Southern California to learn about the region’s efforts in groundwater management, recycled water and other drought-proofing measures.

Tentative stops include Lake Perris and Diamond Valley Lake. The tour begins and ends at the Ontario International Airport.


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