ACWA eNews for September 18, 2015

ACWA eNews for Sept. 18, 2015

ACWA’s eNews is a weekly roundup of California water news and events. Manage your subscription here.

Groundwater Adjudication Bills Sent to Governor’s Desk

Legislation aimed at improving the groundwater basin adjudication process won final approval in the Assembly and Senate this week and is now on the governor’s desk.

DWR to Host Public Scoping Meeting Sept. 18 on Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program

The California Department of Water Resources on Sept. 18 will host a public scoping meeting to seek public input on the developmentof the Proposition 1 Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program and its solicitation process.

Proposition 1 allocates $510 million in IRWM funding for implementation and planning efforts in every hydrologic region of the state, including the Mountain County Overlay area and additional sub-regions in the South Coast Hydrologic Region. A portion of the total IRWM funding is dedicated to assisting disadvantaged communities.

Sierra Snowpack Lowest in 500 Years, Tree-Ring Study Finds

Analyses of blue oak tree rings have led scientists to believe that this spring’s Sierra snowpack was the lowest in 500 years, according to a study released today by the publication Nature Climate Change.

Several scientists report that the snowpack study underscores the extreme severity of California’s drought.

Save Our Water Launches New Campaign During Sheet Mulching Demonstration at the State Capitol

California’s official statewide conservation education program Save Our Water Monday launched its “Fix It For Good” campaign at a turf replacement project demonstration event put on by the California Department of General Services at the State Capitol.

SDCWA Says Overall Summer Water Use Dropped 27% Countywide

According to preliminary urban water conservation numbers released by the San Diego County Water Authority Tuesday, San Diego County residents reduced their water use by 24% in August, as compared to August 2013, bringing the district’s cumulative summer savings to 27%.

State Water Board Releases Draft Guidelines on Storm Water

The State Water Resources Control Board has released two sets of draft guidelines related to storm water funding that will be used when allocating $200 million of Proposition 1 funds targeted for multi-benefit storm water management projects.

Fierce El Niño 95% Certain; Impact on Drought Not So Clear, Officials Say

State and federal officials cautioned this week that while there is a 95% chance that strong El Niño storms will hit California this fall and winter, the weather system’s impact on relieving drought conditions is uncertain and residents should continue to conserve water.

Calling Energetic ACWA Members: Deadline Nears to Apply for ACWA Committees

Looking to become more engaged in ACWA’s policy committees? The Sept. 30 deadline to be considered for appointment to an ACWA committee for the 2016-‘17 term is fast approaching. Apply soon!

Sept. 30 Deadline Nears for Region Elections

The deadline to cast ballots for region board chairs, vice chairs and board members for the 2016-’17 term is Sept. 30. Election results reflecting the new region boards will be announced Oct. 5.

CalDesal Annual Conference

Thu, 10/01/2015Fri, 10/02/2015

DoubleTree By Hilton Ontario Airport

CalDesal’s 4th Annual Conference ill focus on brackish groundwater, regional salt management strategies, new technologies in desalination and a special program with business leaders discussing the importance of a reliable water supply to the state’s businesses and economy.

“Finding New Water” Two-Day Conference

Mon, 10/05/2015Tue, 10/06/2015

Doubletree Anaheim Resort

A comprehensive two-day conference on legal and technical issues for overcoming drought and diversifying water portfolios to reduce reliance on imported supplies.

Credits: 9.75 CLE (Call 206-567-4490 about others)

Biennial Groundwater Conference & GRAC Annual Meeting

Tue, 10/06/2015 – 9:00amWed, 10/07/2015 – 5:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton 2001 Point West Way Sacramento, CA

Presented by Groundwater Resources Association of California

ACWA Region 4 Program & Tour – October 9, Woodland, CA

Fri, 10/09/2015

Woodland, CA

ACWA Region 4 Program & Tour: Achieving Solutions through Regional Cooperation

Friday, October 9, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE! Registration Opening Soon!

Woodland Community & Senior Center

2001 East St., Woodland, CA 95695

ACWA 2015 Regulatory Summit

Wed, 10/14/2015 – 9:00am5:00pm

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Ontario, CA

ACWA’s 2015 Regulatory Summit will take place Oct. 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Ontario, CA.

Registration includes program materials, continental breakfast and lunch.


ACWA Regions 6 & 7 Joint Water Forum – October 16, Visalia, CA

Fri, 10/16/2015

Visalia, CA

San Joaquin Valley Water Forum,

Hosted by ACWA Regions 6 & 7

Friday, October 16, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wyndham – Visalia (Previously the Holiday Inn Visalia)

9000 W Airport Dr., Visalia, CA 93277


Behavior Energy and Climate Change Conference Overview

Sun, 10/18/2015Wed, 10/21/2015

Hyatt Regency, Sacramento, CA

This conference is the premier event focusing on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability.

ACWA Region 5 Fall Event – October 25 & 26, Buellton, CA

Sun, 10/25/2015Mon, 10/26/2015

Buellton, CA

ACWA Region 5 Event

The Lake Cachuma Project

Past, Present, Future

October 25 & 26, 2015 | Buellton, CA

Groundwater Regulation in California

Thu, 10/29/2015Fri, 10/30/2015

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA and via webcast

Law Seminars International Presents: A Comprehensive Two-Day Conference on
Groundwater Regulation in California
New requirements, legal implications, and practical strategies for attorneys, local government, environmental and agricultural professionals

Webcast Info

  • High quality audio & video
  • View slide decks like you were in the room
  • Works on any platform, any device

ACWA 2015 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 12/01/2015Fri, 12/04/2015

Indian Wells


ALERT!  Please be advised that a company called Exhibition Management has been contacting ACWA exhibitors implying that they have been contracted by ACWA to handle all exhibitor housing.  ACWA has NOT contracted with this company and any information provided to them may be used for fraudulent purposes.  

ACWA’s 2015 Fall Conference & Exhibition is set for Dec. 1-4, 2015, at the Renaissance & Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells. Further details to come.

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