Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 08/24/2016 – 4:48pm
The Little Hoover Commission’s Aug. 25 hearing on special districts has been moved to a new location.
The hearing is now set for 9:30 a.m. in room 100 in the Legislative Office Building at 1020 N Street. Due to change in location, the hearing will no longer be webcast live on the California Channel. The commission says, however, that it plans to record the hearing and make a link available later.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 08/24/2016 – 12:28pm
The current Call for Candidates deadline to fill two vacancies on the Region 1 Board has been extended to September 23.
ACWA is seeking interested candidates to fill two vacancies on its Region 1 Board for the 2016-’17 term. Members of the Region 1 Board determine the direction and focus of region issues and activities, support the fulfillment of ACWA’s goals and play an integral role in the leadership of the association as a whole.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 08/24/2016 – 11:42am
The Delta Stewardship Council on Tuesday appealed a June 24 ruling by the Sacramento Superior Court that invalidated the council’s Delta Plan over what the court said were the plan’s lack of enforceable, quantifiable targets for some of its performance measures.
Submitted by Teresa McGaffic on Tue, 08/23/2016 – 3:12pm
The Mokelumne Fire is fulfilling its natural ecological role while firefighters manage it for both safety and resource enhancement, the U.S. Forest Service reported Monday. Started by lightning Aug. 19, in a remote area of the Stanislaus National Forest, the fire is burning mostly on the ground rather than “torching” the canopy, so it provides an opportunity for the fire crew to allow it to burn.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 08/23/2016 – 2:24pm
Legislation aimed at streamlining access to water transfer information cleared the Senate on a 39-0 vote Monday and now goes to the Assembly for concurrence.
ACWA-supported AB 1755, the Open and Transparent Data Act authored by Assembly Member Bill Dodd (D-Napa), would require the California Department of Water Resources to create a statewide integrated water data platform that would bring together existing water and ecological information from multiple databases and provide data on completed water transfers and exchanges.
Submitted by Teresa McGaffic on Mon, 08/22/2016 – 2:05pm
The first of several East Porterville neighborhoods that have been without a safe water supply for up to three years was connected to the Porterville city water supply Aug. 19, through a multi-phase project designed to provide a reliable water supply to an area called “ground zero” of the state’s severe drought.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 08/22/2016 – 1:59pm
Public briefings begin this week on the technical reference document for applicants seeking funding under the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). The California Water Commission released the technical reference document on Aug. 17.
WSIP is the process being used to distribute funds from Proposition 1 for the public benefits of eligible water storage projects.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 08/10/2016 – 3:41pm
Looking for an opportunity to honor those unsung heroes who work tirelessly for the good of ACWA? Or has your agency launched an innovative communications program that deserves broader recognition? If so, Sept. 1 is a date to track.
The deadline for two of ACWA’s prestigious awards – the Huell Howser’s Best in Blue Award and the ACWA Emissary Award – is Sept. 1. Both awards will be presented at ACWA’s Fall Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim Nov. 29-Dec. 2.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 06/01/2016 – 2:49pm
The ACWA State Relations Department is accepting legislative proposals from member agencies for the first year of the 2017-‘18 legislative session. The State Legislative Committee will review final legislative proposals at its upcoming annual planning meeting on Oct. 21 in Sacramento.
Join the California Municipal Utility Association for 1 ½ day-long workshop on grid regionalization, net energy metering and reducing energy costs. Take part in a series of panel and roundtable discussions focused on the unique challenges facing today’s publicly-owned water agencies and how they are approaching the ever-increasing costs of energy. Now more than ever, water agencies are recognizing the importance of tapping into all available resources including incentive programs and partnering with other utilities to meet their goals. Listen as industry exper
Southern California Edison will host its 23rd Annual Water Conference Sept. 13-14, 2016 at the Energy Education Center in Irwindale, CA.
The two-day conference focuses on California’s current water situation and efforts underway to advance energy, water and state policy.
Guest speakers include ACWA President Kathleen Tiegs and other distinguished representatives from Southern California’s largest municipal water provider and industry experts specializing in programs, policies and technologies in the water-energy nexus.
The Water Education Foundation is sponsoring this 2-day, 1-night tour that travels from the Sacramento region to rural Capay Valley to view sites that explore groundwater, a key resource in California.
Tour begins at the Sacramento International Airport
Sponsored by the Water Education Foundation this field trip covers the Sacramento River and its tributaries. All together, they supply 35% of California’s water and feed into two major projects: The State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project.
ALERT! Please be advised that companies called Exhibition Management and Travel Era have 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 2016 Fall Conference & Exhibition is set for November 29-December 2, 2016, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim.