2020 Year in Review

  • Apr 29, 2021
  • Publications

2020 was an unexpected year and the ACWA community successfully adapted to new stay-at-home orders while keeping essential water professionals in the field maintaining a safe, reliable water supply for Californians.

ACWA continued advancing its policy goals by employing robust advocacy at the state and federal levels. In Washington D.C., ACWA’s advocacy and coalition building promoted COVID-19 relief funding for water agencies and their customers, as well as investment in updating water infrastructure. In Sacramento, the results of ACWA’s advocacy influenced the final development of the Water Resilience Portfolio, as well as progress on the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience program. ACWA also continued its support of the Voluntary Agreements and released “A Roadmap to Achieving The Voluntary Agreements.”

ACWA’s conferences were transitioned from in-person to virtual events and ACWA President Steve LaMar and Vice President Pamela Tobin connected with more than 40 member agencies during 2020 through a series of virtual listening sessions launched to solicit feedback about the association and suggestions for improvement.

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