Submitted by Tim Quinn on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:43pm
In just a few days, Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 1, the $7.545 billion water bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The product of more than five years of discussions and negotiations, Proposition 1 represents what could be a major turning point in California water. If approved by voters, the measure would jumpstart investments in the comprehensive, statewide water plan we need for our future. In short, it would advance an “all-of-the-above” strategy that includes everything from local resources development to water storage to safe drinking water.
Submitted by William Taube on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:00pm
ACWA members gathered once again in Visalia for our Regions 6 & 7 San Joaquin Valley Water Forum on Oct. 17. More than 120 water industry experts and leaders from throughout the San Joaquin Valley were in attendance, eager to hear about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and from their local representatives in the Capitol.
ACWA President John Coleman and Vice President Kathy Tiegs kicked off the program with an update on what ACWA has been working on and activities and events to come.
Submitted by Eric Larrabee on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:41am
ACWA Regions 2 and 4 jointly hosted a program again this year titled, “Climate Change and Sacramento Valley Water Operations.” Sacramento Suburban Water District hosted us for this program at its Antelope Gardens facility on Sept. 18, 2014.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:27pm
ACWA and its member agencies have a long history of leadership when it comes to confronting big changes in the way we manage water resources in California. Comprehensive groundwater legislation currently awaiting the governor’s signature is the latest example.
Few issues are as complex and controversial as groundwater, and the three-bill package that won final approval in the Legislature Aug. 29 is without question one of the most complicated and difficult set of policy reforms this generation of water managers has attempted to pursue.
Submitted by Kathy Tiegs on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:49pm
I am proud to be the vice president of an organization whose statewide message represents public water agencies throughout all of California. Wrapping up ACWA’s Member Appreciation Month, I’ve written a poem to express my gratitude for all that our members do and accomplish together.
Submitted by Aldaron Laird on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:05pm
ACWA members made their way up to Eureka, CA to attend our ACWA Region 1 North Coast Water Forum on July 10 and 11. It’s been four years since we last hosted a region event in this area, and there are a lot of new local issues and conditions that we wanted to share with the rest of the membership.
The program started on Thursday, July 11, in Old Town Eureka. Attendees gathered to board Eureka’s historic Madaket for a Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise. While on the water, the captain explained local history, industries, activities, points of interest and wildlife.
Submitted by John Coleman on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:11pm
Though the full story of the 2014 drought continues to be written, it’s already clear that impacts are being felt across almost all sectors of California. It is also clear that we are in store for much more severe impacts if 2015 is another dry year.
Submitted by John Coleman on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:56am
With California’s drought showing no sign of letting up, it’s encouraging to see a positive development this week in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Senate acted May 22 to pass a drought relief bill that stands to provide greatly needed flexibility to combat the devastating effects of drought. The legislation, spearheaded by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein with support from Sen. Barbara Boxer, is a major achievement and a big contribution to the toolbox California water managers will need to get through this very challenging time.