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2023 ACWA Legislative Symposium

March 23
Sacramento, CA
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Get Informed. Get Connected.

ACWA’s Legislative Symposium has been an annual event engaging water district directors, general managers, attorneys, and staff from across California with up-to-date information on critical water policy issues.

The program will start at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. followed by a networking reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Topics of Discussion

Infrastructure Permitting

As the wets get wetter and dries get drier, we must identify opportunities to streamline the regulatory permitting process so that critical infrastructure projects are built at the pace and scale needed to prepare for climate change. This panel will discuss ACWA’s sponsored bill, SB 23 (Caballero), which intends to expedite the permitting process for water supply and flood risk reduction projects.

Infrastructure Funding

Adapting to California’s changing climate will take a generational investment in water infrastructure. This not only includes creating more above and below-ground storage, but also diversifying water supplies through desalination and recycling, as well as improving flood protection and dam safety. This panel will focus on infrastructure investment, where funding might come from, and how it should be spent.

Register Online by March 15, 2023

Save by Registering Early

Registration includes the Networking Reception and program materials.

Advantage* $325
Standard $485

Any substitutions and new registrants will be taken care of onsite at the ACWA Registration desk.

Registration & Cancellation Deadline: March 15, 2023
Registration deadline is subject to availability and applicable health, safety and capacity restrictions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

General sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Joseph Ramos at or (916) 669-2429.

Sponsorship Deadline: March 10, 2023

Attendee Terms & Conditions
ACWA Code of Conduct
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*To be eligible for advantage pricing, you must be an ACWA Public Agency Member, Associate, or Affiliate.

Visit Legislators

This is the perfect time to reach out to your legislators, introduce yourself and provide some basic information about your organization and the issues that are important to you.

Be Prepared

To prepare for the opportunity, visit to find the legislators who represent your service area. Use ACWA’s Outreach Handbook tips on etiquette and other issues to help make your visit successful.

Download the Outreach Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current health and safety information?
  • In accordance with the Sacramento County local health guidelines, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test are not required to participate in conference activities.  ACWA is expecting around 100 attendees indoors.
  • Attendees are not required to wear masks indoors.  Attendees are encouraged to determine their own personal level of comfort.
  • Masks may be required on public transportation or ride sharing such as Uber and Lyft.
  • Some area restaurants and attractions, such as museums, may require masks indoors or outdoors, and/or proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. Attendees are encouraged to confirm requirements accordingly.
  • Social distancing is not required though health & safety will continue to guide ACWA’s planning objectives.
  • ACWA will notify attendees of health & safety requirement changes accordingly.
How to get help with the registration account login?

Contact the Portal Support Team.

Who to contact for event questions?

Contact the ACWA Events Team or call (916) 441-4545.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation deadline is March 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm (PT).

All registration changes and cancellations must be made in writing by the event registration deadline. Valid cancellation requests will receive a refund of any registration fees paid minus a $50 processing charge. For payments originally made by credit card, refunds can be issued back onto the credit card within 60 days. Otherwise, a refund will be issued by check. No refunds or registration changes will be granted after the registration deadline. Submit request in writing to Teresa Taylor at

When and where will ACWA’s 2023 Legislative Symposium be?

The 2023 ACWA Legislative Symposium will be March 23rd at The Sutter Club in Sacramento.

When is the ACWA State Legislative Committee Meeting?

The ACWA State Legislative Committee Meeting will take place on Friday, March 24th at 10:00 AM located at The Sutter Club in Sacramento.

Event Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

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