Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 3:23pm
The State Water Resources Control Board is proposing a series of workshops as part of its process to consider new water quality objectives for the Bay-Delta.
The proposed workshops are aimed at gathering expert scientific input on key topics identified for Phase 2 of the State Board’s review and update of the 2006 Bay-Delta Plan. The State Board will examine whether modifications are needed to Delta outflow objectives, export / inflow objectives, other measures.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 2:44pm
A government reorganization plan that proposes transferring the Delta Stewardship Council into the Natural Resources Agency was the subject of a series of public hearings this week hosted by the Little Hoover Commission.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 12:45pm
A federal funding bill set for markup Thursday in the Senate Appropriations Committee includes several provisions that could boost water supplies in California.
The provisions are part of a $33.3 billion energy and water appropriations bill approved by a key Senate subcommittee on Tuesday. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the subcommittee, said the bill addresses water infrastructure needs in California and the nation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 7:51am
Improving implementation of the federal and state Endangered Species Acts was the focus of a daylong ESA roundtable on April 24 at the ACWA offices in Sacramento.
ACWA formed the group in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ advanced notice of proposed rulemaking published March 15 in the Federal Register. The agency is seeking public input on ways to create incentives for landowners and others to take voluntary conservation actions to benefit species before they become threatened or endangered under the federal ESA.
California’s water infrastructure and options for revitalizing it will be in focus at ACWA's 2012 Spring Conference & Exhibition, set for May 8-11 in Monterey. More than 1,700 local water leaders are expected to attend the event.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 3:34pm
A free mobile application for ACWA’s 2012 Spring Conference & Exhibition is available for download.
The app – available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and web-enabled devices – features a full conference schedule, maps of the event and a live conference Twitter feed. Users can plan their day, view and locate conference exhibitors, and get information on keynote speakers.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 12:54pm
A film looking at the life of one of California’s greatest leaders, former Gov. Pat Brown, will open the Santa Cruz Film Festival on May 10.
Written and directed by Sascha Rice, Brown’s granddaughter, “California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown” tells the story of how Brown rose against seemingly insurmountable obstacles and shaped the future of modern California.
Submitted by Kristin Goree on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 9:21am
H.R. 4345, the Domestic Fuels Protection Act, was the subject of a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and Economy hearing on Thursday, April 19. ACWA issued a legislative alert on the bill because several provisions could negatively impact water quality. An Outreach Alert and a sample letter can be found here.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 8:19am
The ACWA Board’s most recent actions, a new video with fast facts on water conservation and updated water supply allocations headline the latest issue of ACWA News, the association's twice-monthly membership newsletter, now available online.
ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition, Monterey; Portola Plaza Hotel, De Anza Ballroom
There will be a General Session meeting of the ACWA membership at ACWA’s 2012 Spring Conference in Monterey on Wednesday, May 9. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a vote by the membership on proposed amendments to the bylaws recommended by the ACWA Board of Directors at its meeting of March 30.
Santa Rosa Utilities Field Office 35 Stony Point Rd., Santa Rosa, CA
Due to health, environmental, waste reduction and numerous other reasons, the importance of switching from bottled water and other sugary drinks to local tap water as the drink of choice is gaining momentum. To capitalize on this movement, Region 1 will be hosting a forum to discuss how to develop and implement a regional Local Tap Water Campaign.