ACWA eNews for November 18, 2015

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

Infographic: Will El Niño End California’s Drought?

The stage is set for a strong El Niño event this winter, but experts are cautioning that heavy rain and even flooding in some parts of the state will not necessarily end California’s four-year drought.

While there is no single factor that will determine when the drought ends, water managers and other experts will be watching several factors for signs of improvement.

Assembly Hearing Examines Water Consumption and Alternative Sources

Water experts today briefed California lawmakers on the impacts of climate change on water availability and pricing, and provided an overview of alternative methods to bolster water supply reliability.

The testimony was part of an informational hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Water Consumption and Alternative Sources and was chaired by Assembly Member Richard Gordon, D-Menlo Park.

Senate Committee Hearing Focuses on Chronically Underfunded Water Needs

California suffers from an estimated $2 billion to $3 billion a year in chronically underfunded water needs in areas such as groundwater recharge, stormwater management, aging infrastructure and safe drinking water in some disadvantaged communities.

That was the takeaway from an informational hearing of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee today where stakeholders from several sectors of the water community outlined the areas under their purview that chronically lack funding.

DWR Implements New Groundwater Basin Boundary Regulations

The California Department of Water Resources today implemented new groundwater basin boundary regulations, a key provision of the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

Brown Issues Executive Order Intensifying State’s Drought Response

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order that intensifies the state’s drought response by extending emergency conservation regulations through October 2016 if drought persists through January, and allowing for the streamlining of permitting for projects that seek to capture stormwater from high precipitation events.

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.


ACWA General Session Membership Meeting

Wed, 12/02/2015 – 1:00pm1:45pm

ACWA 2015 Fall Conference & Exhibition, Indian Wells

ACWA will hold a General Session Membership Meeting at the 2015 Fall Conference & Exhibition in Indian Wells on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the association’s president and vice president for the 2016-’17 term and to vote on proposed amendments to the association’s bylaws.

“California’s New Water Realities: Solving the Puzzle

Mon, 01/25/2016Tue, 01/26/2016

Hilton Arden-West in Sacramento, California

The California Irrigation Institute announces the dates for its 54th annual meeting.  Join us January 25-26, 2016 at the Hilton Arden-West in Sacramento, California as technical and policy experts meet to discuss “California’s New Water Realities: Solving the Puzzle.”  As California drought continues to worsen, the conference will explore and discuss new water management strategies to cope with the increasing pressure on water use.  The conference is attended by agricultural, urban and environmental interests including water districts, fa

Urban Water Institute Spring Conference

Wed, 02/10/2016Fri, 02/12/2016

Hilton Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

The Urban Water Institute will host its Spring Water Conference, being held at Hilton Palm Springs Hotel on February 10-12, 2016 in Palm Springs, CA.

Hilton Palm Springs Hotel
400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

ACWA DC2016: ACWA 2016 Washington, D.C. Conference

Tue, 02/23/2016Thu, 02/25/2016

Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.

ACWA DC2016 will take place February 23-25, 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

More details to come.

ACWA 2016 Legislative Symposium

Wed, 03/09/2016

Sacramento Convention Center

ACWA’s 2016 Legislative Symposium will take place March 9, 2016 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

More details to come.

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