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Region 9 Event Examines Managing California’s Historic Drought

By Region 9 Chair Harvey Ryan

More than 70 ACWA members gathered September 18 at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency in Chino for a one-day Region 9 program, “The Heat is On! Managing the Drought.”

The event opened with ACWA Region 9 Vice Chair Craig Ewing welcoming the attendees and giving an overview of the day.

San Joaquin Valley Members Tackle the Big Issues

by Region 6 Chair Matt Hurley

Regions 6 & 7 jointly hosted their annual San Joaquin Valley Water Forum once again in Visalia on October 16th.  The event garnered 70 attendees from throughout the Valley heard updates from the Capitol and learned critical detail about the current issues facing the San Joaquin Valley.

Lake Cachuma Project – Past, Present, Future

By Region 5 Chair Dick Quigley

ACWA Region 5 hosted an event in Buellton titled, “The Lake Cachuma Project – Past, Present, Future” on October 25 & 26. The event, which focused on one of Santa Barbara County’s major surface water supplies, attracted more than 70 attendees.

ACWA Fall Conference: Where the Water Community Comes Together

Looking for the latest on El Niño? Wondering what the State Water Resources Control Board plans to do next on emergency drought regulations? Need ideas for engaging your customers?

These topics and more are on tap at the ACWA 2015 Fall Conference & Exhibition, Dec. 1-4 in Indian Wells, themed “2015: A Game Changer.”

Drought Shows Value of Investments, Need for Statewide Solutions

The latest conservation figures from the State Water Resources Control Board show Californians are continuing to heed the call to cut back on outdoor watering this summer.

In addition to letting their lawns go “California golden” and taking shorter showers, Californians are signaling their interest in making permanent changes to the way they use water indoors and outdoors. ACWA member agencies report a surge in interest in turf rebates, water-wise house calls and incentives to install water-efficient appliances and fixtures in place of thirstier models.

Region 1 Forum Focuses on Marin Water Management

By Judy Mirbegian 

ACWA Members met in Tiburon on July 24 for a Marin Water Forum. The 2015 Region 1 program drew a crowd of more than 50 and highlighted water management in Marin County.

ACWA Regions Take Charge of Change in Sacramento

By Kathy Tiegs

ACWA’s Regions were hard at work in Sacramento during ACWA’s 2015 Spring Conference & Exhibition, holding membership meetings for all ten regions and hosting three region programs.

Region 5 Event Highlights Silicon Valley Innovation and Leadership

By Dick Quigley

ACWA Region 5 partnered with Santa Clara Valley Water District to host a region event in San Jose on March 22 and 23 titled, “Silicon Valley Water Forum.” The event attracted more than 50 attendees and highlighted the Silicon Valley’s leadership in local water management and its investments to ensure a reliable water supply.

ACWA Regions Explore Creating New Water, Managing Natural Disasters, and More at Fall Conference

By ACWA Vice President Kathy Tiegs

ACWA Regions stayed busy with a full schedule during ACWA’s 2014 Fall Conference, including three region programs and all ten regions hosting membership meetings.

Regions 8, 9 and 10 Address “Local Paths to Reliability”

By Region 10 Chair Peer Swan

ACWA members gathered Oct 26 and 27 at the Hilton Del Mar for a two-day Regions 8, 9 and 10 program called “Local Paths to Reliability.”

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