Voices on Water

Improving ACWA's Relevance to Agricultural Water Agency Members

There is no better venue than an ACWA conference to get the pulse of local water agency managers and directors. Between the formal panel discussions and the informal conversations throughout the week, our conferences are rich with opportunities to hear the concerns and opinions of folks on the front lines of providing water to cities and farms in California.


Region 10 Discusses Indirect Potable Reuse, Tours the Carlsbad Desalination Facility

By Brian Brady, Region 10 Chair

More than 80 ACWA members gathered October 28 at Vista Irrigation District for a one-day Region 10 program and tour titled, “Advanced Water Purification: The Road to Resilience.”

The event opened with ACWA Region 10 Board Member and Vista Irrigation District President Richard Vasquez welcoming everyone.


Is 2017 the Year for Water Policy Breakthrough?

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.

Don’t Lose Sight of the Real Goal: Drought Preparedness and Efficiency

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.