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Jerry Meral to Keynote CalWEP’s Q4 All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

Jerry Meral to Keynote CalWEP's Q4 All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

Published on Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Wednesday December 13, 10:00am-3:00pm, Montclair, CA      

Hosted by Chino Basin Water Conservation District
4594 San Bernardino St.
Montclair, CA  91763

 

Dr. Jerry Meral will keynote the Partnership's December all member meeting speaking to members about his proposal for a water bond that includes water conservation funding. Dr. Meral has served as Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources, as Western Water Resources Director of the Environmental Defense Fund, and for 20 years as Executive Director of the Planning and Conservation League.


Have questions? Email CalWEP admin Michael Walker
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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.