Ag, Urban Water Conservation to Headline ACWA’s Regulatory Summit

A stellar lineup of programs exploring agricultural and urban water conservation will educate and inform participants at ACWA’s second annual Regulatory Summit in Sonoma Aug. 15.

A morning program on urban water management plans will look at the state’s progress in meeting the legislative mandate of 20 percent reduction in urban water use by 2020. Other morning programs will explore agricultural water use efficiency and the new water measurement and reporting requirements, conservation water rate structures, and the link between agricultural use efficiency and sustainable groundwater management.

The link between water and power will be examined by invited speaker Craig Miller, senior editor for KQED’s Climate Watch, during the luncheon address. Miller will share insights from a recent multipart series examining the water-energy link and how it’s spurring state agencies and water and electric utilities into action.

Afternoon programs will take a close look at the impacts of conservation on water quality, and commercial, industrial and institutional best practices. A closing session on how to spread the word on conservation while increasing rates will arm participants with tools to take back to their agencies and effectively message conservation in challenging times.

Participants may qualify for up to 5.5. hours of California Department of Public Health water treatment / distribution contact hours.  

For more details and to register, click here.