Voices on Water

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.”


Region 5 Gets Innovative to Do More with Less

ACWA Region 5 Members gathered in Livermore on Oct. 19 and 20 for our 2014 fall event, titled “Creative Approaches to Watershed Reliability in the Tri-Valley.” With water managers having to do more with less these days, Region 5 decided to host a program on outside-the-box approaches to water reliability to showcase how local districts are making the current water supplies work for them.

Proposition 1 is Part of a Favorable Evolution in California Water Policy

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.