Voices on Water

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.

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.