ACWA eNews for January 7, 2015

  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 8, 2015

ACWA eNews for Jan. 7, 2015

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.

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.

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.

Save Our Water Campaign Launches Revamped Website

The Save Our Water campaign today announced it has a totally revamped its to create a more user-friendly experience offering tips for saving water at home – both inside and outside – and at work.

Water Conservation Statewide on Upward Trend, New Report Reveals

Californians used nearly 10% less water in November 2014 than they did in the same month the previous year, pushing the state back on an upward trend for water conservation after a lull in October.

That was the big takeaway from a report delivered to the State Water Resources Control Board today on water production data from 398 water suppliers statewide. The report indicated that Californians’ water use was 9.8% lower in November 2014 than it was in November 2013. That figure was a welcome uptick from the 6.8% October savings figure that compared usage to October 2013.

Brown Cites Progress in California’s Water Planning in Inaugural Address

In a wide-ranging inaugural address before the Legislature, Gov. Jerry Brown this morning cited passage of the water bond and development of the California Water Action Plan as examples of the progress the state has made in better planning for its future.

Speaking to a packed Assembly chamber after being introduced by First Lady Anne Gust Brown, the governor delivered an optimistic speech that touched on the progress made in water, state finances, education and other areas. Brown also cited climate change as an area of focus for his upcoming term.

Dublin San Ramon Services District Certified to Do Additional Water Quality Tests

DSRSD Chemist Connie Sanchez

The Dublin San Ramon Services District on Dec. 30, 2014 announced that its lab has received certification by the State Water Resources Control Board to conduct required tests for dissolved metals in groundwater.

Marcus Reappointed Chair of State Board

Gov. Jerry Brown has reappointed Felicia Marcus to serve as chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, it was announced Jan. 2.

Marcus, 58, was first appointed to the State Board in May 2012. She became chair in April 2013.

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