Voices on Water

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.

San Joaquin Valley Members Reflect on a Year of Crisis and Opportunity

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.


Regions 2 & 4 Address Water Operations in a Changing Climate

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.

Groundwater Package is Latest Example of Confronting Tough Issues

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.