Awards

ACWA’s awards program is our way of shining a spotlight on the outstanding agencies, member volunteers, lawmakers and water leaders whose exceptional service helps to advance our organizational mission.

ACWA is now accepting applications for Clair A. Hill Agency Award, Excellence in Water Leadership Award and the Outreach Award for Most Effective Agency on a Federal Issue. 

The association recognizes the people and programs that contributed to a stronger ACWA through the following programs:

For questions about ACWA’s Awards Program, please call (916) 441-4545 or email awards@acwa.com.

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Federal Legislative Matrix

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Federal Regulatory Issues Chart

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Priority Issues Bulletin

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ACWA and CMUA Lead Service Line Inventory Webinar Materials

On Dec. 17, in cooperation with the State Water Resource Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water, ACWA and CMUA hosted […]

Comment Letter: ACWA and CMUA Comment on Proposed ELAP Regulations

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Coalition Letter on Strategic Plan to Protect CA’s Coast and Ocean

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2020 ACWA Scholarship Toolkit

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ACWA 2019 Fall Conference Presentations

Presentations from ACWA’s 2019 Fall Conference & Exhibition held Dec. 3-6 in San Diego are available below. Please note that […]

ACWA’S 2019 Fall Legal Briefing and CLE Workshop Materials

The following presentations and materials for ACWA’s 2019 Legal Briefing and CLE Workshop on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to […]

Outreach Handbook

ACWA’s Outreach Handbook is a valuable tool for engaging legislators, key regulators and administration officials on policy issues that are […]

Groundwater Replenishment Framework

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) has prepared A Technical Framework for Increasing Groundwater Replenishment in response to a […]

Comment Letter: ACWA and CMUA Comment on OEHHA Draft Report

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2019 Summary of Legislation

ACWA’s 2019 Summary of Legislation provides concise information on legislation enacted in the first year of the 2019-’20 legislative session that […]

ACWA’s 2019 Regulatory Summit Materials

Water managers and water quality specialists attended the ninth annual ACWA Regulatory Summit on Oct. 17 to learn about the […]

Coalition Letter on Water Loss Regulations

Agency: ACWA, CMUA and various water agencies Subject: Comments on the Development of Water Loss Performance Standards and Economic Model […]

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ACWA News for Jan. 17, 2020

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Capitalizing on ACWA Capital Events

Nothing gets your point across quite like making it in person.  Consider the members of the state legislative and congressional […]

Spotlight: New Habitat Restoration – January 2020

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RIALTO – Please join us in welcoming our new President of West Valley Water District Board of Directors, Channing Hawkins. […]

Governor Releases Proposed 2020-’21 State Budget

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January Priority Issues Update Available to Members

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Community Members Learn About Their Water Supply at WVWD Open House

WALNUT – On Saturday, January 11 community members from Diamond Bar, Walnut, West Covina, Rowland Heights, and Pomona attended Walnut […]

NID Directors Select New Board President and Vice President

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ACWA 2020-’21 Region Board Vacancies

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