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 the Huell Howser Best in Blue Award, Emissary Award and the Outreach Awards. Learn more below.

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 Regulatory Issues Chart

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Comment Letter: Draft White Paper Discussion On Risk Assessment 2.0

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Comment Letter: Draft SB 100 Report

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2021 ACWA Scholarship Toolkit

To assist  members in promoting available ACWA scholarship opportunities, the association has updated its Scholarship Toolkit for the 2021-’22 academic […]

Coalition Letter: Prop 68 Funding for Implementation of Voluntary Agreements

Agency: California Natural Resources Agency Subject: Proposition 68 Funding for Implementation of Voluntary Agreements Letter excerpt: Since January 2019, the Newsom Administration […]

Comment Letter: Yuba River Development Project Certification

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2020 Summary of Legislation

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2020 Summary of Appellate Cases

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ACWA News Available for Jan. 15, 2021

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Rowland Water District mourns the passing of Board of Directors President Teresa Rios

ROWLAND HEIGHTS – Rowland Water District is saddened to announce the passing of Board of Directors President Teresa P. Rios […]

Federal Lead and Copper Rule Effective March 16

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San Juan Water District’s New Approach to Rate Increase Outreach

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IEUA Invited to Apply for $94 Million WIFIA Loan from the U.S. EPA

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Western receives top recognition for water efficiency programs

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January Priority Issues Update Available for Members

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ACWA Requests Water Workers Receive Early COVID-19 Vaccination

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