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Dealing With Extreme Conditions

Drought. Flood. Fire. Climate change. California’s reality. Water agencies’ challenge.

Dealing With Extreme Conditions

Weather extremes are a reality in California. Planning for these extremes is a core mission of local water agencies. From floods to fires and drought to earthquakes, water agencies are working 24/7 to ensure that when emergency hits, water will keep flowing to customers.

ACWA's Efforts

ACWA is active on numerous fronts to meet the challenges of extreme conditions. We help shape state and federal policy on drought, flood protection, climate change, tree mortality and other issues to ensure our members have the tools they need. We also partner with the state to help Californians make permanent changes in how they use water through the Save Our Water program, the state’s official water conservation education program, managed by ACWA in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources.

ACWA Member Efforts

In communities throughout California, ACWA members have carefully invested in projects and systems to build local drought resilience and bolster emergency response. Our members directly engage their customers on conservation, long-term efficiency, fire hazards and other challenges, tailoring programs unique to their communities. When extreme weather hits and your water still flows from the tap – you can thank your local water agency for planning for the worst so they remain prepared.

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“California continues to rise to our water management challenges, and local water agencies will continue to lead the way.” Timothy Quinn ACWA Executive Director

Comments on Changes to Proposed Regulation Prohibiting Wasteful Water Use Practices

by Emily Allshouse

Submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board on Feb. 14, 2018.

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Climate Change Policy Principles

by Emily Allshouse

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by Emily Allshouse

PP Water Conservation In March 2009, ACWA released its “Policy Principles on Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency,” to help […]

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