ACWA eNews for January 20, 2016

ACWA eNews for Jan. 20, 2016

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

State Water Board Approves Emergency Regulation Requiring Annual Reporting for Water Diversions

The State Water Resources Control Board on Jan. 19 approved its revised Emergency Regulation for Measuring and Reporting the Diversion of Water, requiring all surface water right holders to report their diversions annually instead of every three years.

Quinn featured in Greenwire Profile

ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn is featured in a Greenwire story that ran today that profiles nine key players in California water.

In the story, Quinn highlights the $20 billion water agencies have invested in local supplies, urban management and drought contingency plans over the last two decades.

“Water agencies all across the state have invested in local water supplies,” he said.

The story is here.

State Water Board Issues Draft Emergency Conservation Regulation for 2016

The State Water Resources Control Board released a draft emergency conservation regulation late Friday that would extend the requirements of the existing regulation through October and offer “modest adjustments” to reflect climate, growth and significant investments in new, locally developed drought-resilient potable water supplies.

Governor Calls for “Balanced Set of Solutions” for California Water at CA Water 2.0 Event

Gov. Jerry Brown today praised the recommendations outlined in the California Water Action Plan, saying the plan contains a balanced set of solutions that will make the state’s water system stronger and more resilient.

“It’s integrated,” Brown said of the water action plan to a crowd of roughly 250 people at the Sacramento Convention Center. “And there’s nothing quite like it ever in the history of California.”

SCWC Quarterly Luncheon

Fri, 01/22/2016 – 12:00pm2:00pm

Western Municipal Water District

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.

“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 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,

Water Pricing for a Dry Future: Policy Ideas from Abroad and their Relevance to California

Tue, 02/02/2016Wed, 02/03/2016

UC Center Sacramento, 1130 K Street, Suite LL22, Sacramento, CA

Organized by the UC Riverside School of Public Policy, this workshop will convene international experts to share their experience with the use of market-based incentives to address water scarcity. Leading scholars from several countries will present case studies, which illustrate how water-pricing mechanisms have been used creatively throughout the world for promotion of water conservation. These presentations will lead to discussion of how economic incentives might be used to address some of the challenges faced by California’s water economy.

Water 101 Workshop

Thu, 02/04/2016Fri, 02/05/2016

Sacramento area

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.

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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 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.

Online Registration & cancellation deadline is February 5, 2016 – 4:30 p.m. (PST)

Why Attend?

Dry, Wet or Average? The Challenges for Water Project Operations

Tue, 02/23/2016 – 9:00am3:30pm

Sacramento Convention Center

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.

Lower Colorado River Tour 2016

Wed, 03/02/2016 – 7:30amFri, 03/04/2016 – 6:00pm

Tour begins in Las Vegas, NV

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.

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.

Online Registration & cancellation deadline is February 26, 2016 – 4:30 p.m. (PST)


2016 Executive Briefing: Defining the New Normal

Thu, 03/17/2016


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.

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2016 Green California Summit

Thu, 04/21/2016Fri, 04/22/2016

Sacramento Convention Center

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.

ACWA 2016 Spring Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 05/03/2016Fri, 05/06/2016

Monterey Marriott and Portola Hotels

ACWA’s 2016 Spring Conference & Exhibition is set for May 3-6, 2016, at the Marriott and Portola hotels in Monterey. Further details to come.

Online Registration & cancellation deadline is April 8, 2016 – 4:30 p.m. (PST)


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