Submitted by Tim Quinn on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 2:37pm
As the water community gathers in Anaheim next week for ACWA’s 2016 Fall Conference & Exhibition, change will be a prominent theme.
From the transition to a new federal administration to developments on key policy issues, I expect plenty of lively dialog as we take stock of the uncertainties, challenges and opportunities ahead in 2017.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:02pm
You don’t have to look hard for proof that Californians are making permanent changes to the way they use water. In communities up and down the state, turf removal is a common sight as homeowners say goodbye to lawns and hello to water-wise landscapes.
Aided by hundreds of millions of dollars in rebates offered by local agencies, urban water customers are taking concrete action outdoors as well as changing out toilets and appliances indoors. These actions translate into meaningful water use reductions that can be sustained into the future.
Submitted by David Hodgin on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:20pm
By David T. Hodgin
Chair, ACWA Region 5
ACWA Region 5 co-hosted an agricultural program and tour with Byron Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) on Sept. 18 & 19. The program highlighted local agriculture within BBID’s service district and offered attendees a first-hand look at farming operations, irrigation management, and the delicious agriculture products from the region.
Submitted by Tim Quinn on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:27pm
Since 2009, the hallmark of California water policy has been a commitment to the coequal goals of improving both water supply reliability and ecosystem health. While this commitment remains as vital today as it was in 2009, recent actions suggest we’re due for a refresher course on what it really means.