Submitted by Randy Record on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:25pm
August is ACWA’s inaugural Member Appreciation Month, and I’m jumping at this opportunity as president to formally thank ACWA members for your membership.
We have a long and proud history as an organization, with more than a century on the books as the leading voice for local water agencies in the state. But this voice – and indeed our various accomplishments over the years as a community – would not be possible without the solid commitment and support of ACWA’s membership.
Submitted by Aldaron Laird on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 2:15pm
On July 19, ACWA members gathered in Santa Rosa for our Region 1 hosted program, “Take it From the Tap: Promoting Drink Local Campaigns.” At the program, we heard presentations on drink local campaigns, hydration stations, getting the message into schools, and an update and next steps on the regional “Take it From the Tap” campaign.
Submitted by Jennifer Persike on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:36pm
For many Californians, the long hot days of summer are synonymous with air conditions and outdoor watering. While everyone knows it takes energy to run that air conditioner, few people realize it takes energy to deliver water to homes and businesses.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 3:18pm
With state and federal agencies working toward the release a public draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, much attention is focused on the Delta and the need for long-term solutions. We all know a Delta solution is critical to the state’s water future, but it is just one component of a broader set of actions needed to address overall water supply reliability and ecosystem health in California.
Submitted by Cindy Tuck on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 4:25pm
With the Senate Health Committee set to hear AB 145 (Perea) this week, water agencies throughout the state are voicing concerns about the bill and its potential negative consequences for the state’s drinking water program.
Submitted by Randy Record on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:31pm
Smart athletes know that critical end-game adjustments can lead to victory. As several key water policy initiatives near critical end stages in 2013, ACWA is already out of the gate with a number of priority actions to advocate for ACWA members and ensure our goals are met.
ACWA’s 2013 Action Plan, adopted by the Board of Directors on March 29, tees up a full menu of actions and initiatives this year to shape statewide water policy and help our members do their jobs.
Submitted by William Diedrich on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 9:49am
Regions 6 and 7 members gathered in Visalia March 15 for a water forum to hear about San Joaquin Valley Water issues and regulatory updates. We’ve been hosting the Visalia water forum for several years now, trying to offer insights from key "regulators" and "stakeholders" along with interesting perspectives from local San Joaquin Valley representatives in the Capitol.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 5:56pm
In a scenario played out far too often in recent years, water supplies are being curtailed once again to protect Delta smelt.
As state officials announced Feb. 12, pumping curtailments to protect smelt have reduced water deliveries to water districts in the Central Valley, Southern California and San Francisco Bay Area by more than 700,000 acre-feet since mid-December. That’s water that could have irrigated more than 200,000 acres of farmland this year or met the needs of 1.4 million households.
Submitted by Jennifer Persike on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:39am
ACWA members throughout the state are saddened by the news that Huell Howser passed away on Jan. 6. He was 67 years old.
Huell holds a very special place in the water community's heart. ACWA initiated a partnership with Huell back in 2006 to launch the "California's Water Series" for public television. The concept was to tell the story of California water using ACWA's landmark, "No Time to Waste: A Blueprint for California Water" as its roadmap. It was groundbreaking for our industry.
Submitted by Darrell Gentry on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:16am
ACWA Regions 9 and 10 came together, once again this year, to jointly host our annual fall program. With all of the “Delta Fix” issues and updates, a changing economy, and the hunt for a secure water supply, the landscape of California water is always changing. A workgroup appointed by the Region 9 and 10 boards came together to plan a program that addresses these timely concerns titled, “The Future of California Water: What’s in Store and How to Prepare.”