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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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“Through Save Our Water and local water agency outreach, Californians are making water conservation a way of life.” Jennifer Persike ACWA Deputy Executive Director for External Affairs and Member Services

Scaled-Down Conservation Bills Clear Senate Committee; Work to Continue over Recess

by Lisa Lien-Mager

The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee stripped two conservation bills down to intent language and passed a third in […]

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Senate Committee to Hear Conservation Bills on July 11

by Lisa Lien-Mager

Several recently amended bills on long-term conservation and drought planning are set for hearing July 11 in the Senate Natural […]

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PPIC Weighs in at Key Time in Conservation Policy Debate

by Timothy Quinn

As lawmakers debate competing proposals for long-term water conservation, the Public Policy Institute of California is weighing in with some […]

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Threading the Needle on Conservation Messaging this Year

by Timothy Quinn

Thanks in large part to a unified effort by the water community, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a […]

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Member Case Study – May 2016

by Pamela Martineau

Marysville Ring Levee Strengthening: Yuba County Water Agency and Partners Nearing Project’s Home Stretch Problem There’s an old saying that […]

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