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California Irrigation Institute’s 56th Annual Conference

California Irrigation Institute's 56th Annual Conference

Published on Monday, January 08, 2018

January 29-30, 2018
Hilton Arden West
Sacramento, California


The California Irrigation Institute announces its 56th annual conference -- Drought to Deluge: Scaling Solutions.

The past decade was filled with extreme weather conditions in California. Join panels and discussions from top water leaders on how they prepared for this reality and took advantage of wet conditions after years of historic drought. There were many innovative efforts to quickly mobilize projects and reap the benefits of 2017’s extraordinary precipitation. Featured luncheon speaker is acclaimed author, Sandra Postel, founder and director of the Global Water Policy Project, who will be signing copies of her latest book, Replenish.

Attendees include a diverse group of water professionals to include agricultural and urban water managers, policy makers, manufacturers, and farmers. Click here for more information and to register

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Biennial California-Nevada Water Rate Survey

Biennial California-Nevada Water Rate Survey

Friday, September 01, 2017
The 2017 biennial California-Nevada water rate survey will be conducted from August 9 through September 20. 

This year’s survey features an expanded partnership, with the California Data Collaborative (CaDC) joining Raftelis Financial Consultants (RFC) and the California-Nevada Section of AWWA.  The survey serves as a significant resource for its primary audience of utility managers, and the project team will implement new ways to make the survey as universal as possible, including more extensive outreach and a volunteer hackathon of water rates led by CaDC. 

The 2017 survey adds three questions about changes to rates and rate structures resulting from the severe drought.  Please click here for the survey and thank you for your participation. 

Highlights

  • FOA BOR-DO-18-F007 provides up to $200,000 financial support for applicants that need to develop or update a drought contingency plan.  Projects that develop a new Drought Contingency Plan or update an existing Drought Contingency Plan are eligible for funding.  The deadline for this funding opportunity is February 7, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.  Applications can be submitted electronically at https://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html, or via physical mail.  For questions, please email Kevin Connolly.
  • FOA BOR-DO-18-F008 provides two different funding groups for projects that will increase water management flexibility and improve the resiliency of water resources throughout the West.  Drought resiliency projects mitigate the effects of drought by increasing the reliability of water supplies, improving water management, and providing benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment.  In Funding Group I, the federal government will fund up to $300,000 per agreement for a project completed within two (2) years of the initial funding date.  In Funding Group II, the federal government will fund up to $750,000 per agreement for a project completed within two (2) years of the initial funding date.  The deadline for this funding opportunity is February 13, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.  Applications can be submitted electronically at https://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html, or via physical mail.  For questions, please email Josh German.

  • Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants 

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  • CalFed FOA BOR-MP-18-F002 will fund feasible urban and agricultural projects that improve ecosystem health, including protection of endangered and threatened species, water supply reliability or water quality of the California Bay-Delta through water use efficiency and conservation that result in quantifiable and sustained water savings or improved water management. Proposals may include any type of implementation, demonstration, pilot water use efficiency, or conservation projects that have benefits to the California Bay-Delta.

    Closing Date for Applications: Mar 15, 2018

    View Grant Opportunity

    Administrative questions concerning this FOA should be directed to Nicole Saulnier. Technical questions should be directed to David White.