Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 12/30/2015 – 1:44pm
Some good news flowed out of the Sierra today when the winter manual snow survey revealed a snowpack water content at Phillips Station of 136% of average for this time of year. While the reading is promising, state officials said it is too early to predict whether California’s drought will be alleviated by winter storms.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Mon, 12/21/2015 – 2:06pm
The State Water Resources Control Board on Dec. 21 released a proposed regulatory framework that extends until October 2016 the emergency conservation regulation requiring urban water suppliers to meet state-mandated conservation targets. The State Water Board is accepting public comment on the proposed framework until Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 and is expected to consider the proposal in early February.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 12/15/2015 – 9:58am
ACWA is partnering with the Brown Administration to present “California Water 2.0: What’s Next for the California Water Action Plan?” on Thursday, Jan. 14 in Sacramento.
The full-day briefing at the Sacramento Convention Center will highlight what has been accomplished to date in the California Water Action Plan and what needs to move ahead next to maximize investments and create a more resilient water system for California.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Wed, 12/09/2015 – 2:18pm
On Dec. 1 ACWA launched its new marketplace tool geared towards helping member agencies find water industry-related products and services. The ACWA Marketplace launch coincided with the start of ACWA’s 2015 Fall Conference & Exhibition in Indian Wells.
The ACWA Marketplace is a public directory available to consumers but is designed to help ACWA member agencies make informed decisions when purchasing new products and services or considering professional services. Users can search by key word or browse listings by category.
Modesto Centre Plaza at 1150 9th Street in Modesto
This workshop is sponsored by the USDA Agricultural Research Service, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), UC California Institute for Water Resources and the Israel Ministry of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Organization.
Save the date for a statewide briefing on progress made and what needs to happen next to implement the California Water Action Plan.
Presented by the Brown Administration in partnership with ACWA, the briefing will feature top-level speakers in the Administration, elected officials and stakeholders who will share status reports and critical next steps.
Intended audience: Local elected leaders from cities, counties and water agencies. Representatives from agriculture, business, state agencies, the Legislature and other thought leaders.
The Southern California Water Committee will host its quarterly luncheon at the Western Municipal Water District’s headquarters at 14205 Meridian Parkway, Riverside, CA. Western is sponsoring the event which will feature a discussion on SoCal’s water future and drought proofing strategies.
The California Irrigation Institute announces the dates for its 54th annual meeting. Join them 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,
The Water Education Foundation is presenting a Water 101 Workshop in the Sacramento area on February 4-5, 2016. This daylong workshop with an optional second, half-day offers the opportunity to learn about California water basics, hot topics and water district board member governance.
Sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and the Water Education Foundation, this one-day free briefing will examine hydrologic conditions, precipitation patterns, the need for fishery flows, and forecasts for state and federal water project operations.
The briefing will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, Room 202.
Even as the potential for heavy El Niño rains has captured the attention of the public, state and federal officials know that California’s drought-stricken reservoirs will not recover that quickly.
Sponsored by the Water Education Foundation, this field trip explores the Lower Colorado River where virtually every drop of the river is allocated, yet demand is growing from a myriad of sources — increasing population, declining habitat, drought and climate change.
The Water Education Foundation’s 33rd annual Executive Briefing, will be held March 17, 2016 in Sacramento. The theme for this year’s briefing is “Defining the New Normal.”
This briefing is intended for water district managers and board members, state and federal agency officials, city and county government officials, farmers, environmentalists, attorneys, consultants, engineers, business executives and public interest groups.
The 2016 Green California Summit will offer presentations from experts and leaders who will provide information and resources to grow green programs. Topics range from water conservation, green fleets and energy efficiency (including Prop 39) to funding. More details here.