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CalWEP Marks Official Launch and Evolution

CalWEP Marks Official Launch and Evolution

Friday, March 09, 2018

 SACRAMENTO— Nearly 150 water conservation professionals, water industry leaders and elected officials came together March 7 in Sacramento to mark the official launch and evolution of the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP).

Over the past several years, the Partnership has been undergoing an organizational transformation, from implementing 25-year old best management practices on water conservation as the California Urban Water Conservation Council into a new entity focused on helping water providers meet emerging legislative and regulatory mandates for Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.

“As urban water conservation challenges and requirements have evolved in California, so too has this organization successfully evolved,” said CalWEP Executive Director Mary Ann Dickinson. “We are building on a proud legacy of collaboration, expertise and leadership dedicated to addressing California’s unique challenges and opportunities but with a new focus and decision-making framework.”

                                                                                                                            Photo by Tia Gemmell

During the event, Steven Moore, Vice Chair of the State Water Board, presented the Partnership with a resolution, which stated, “The State Water Board is pleased to commend the California Water Efficiency Partnership as it celebrates its launch and looks forward to working closely to advance water conservation and efficiency actions statewide.”

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Water Innovation Forum: Deployment for Impact

CalWEP Partner Event

Friday, March 02, 2018

Water Innovation Forum: Deployment for Impact

March 15, 2018
Google Community Space
188 Embarcadero, San Francisco
Join Imagine H2O and Water Environment Federation  for the Water Innovation Forum, co-hosted by George Hawkins. This event will convene leaders to address the barriers slowing the deployment of innovative water technologies. Drawing on diverse expertise and lessons learned from within and beyond the water industry, attendees will gain new insights, develop actionable tools, and network with peers to identify new pathways for the adoption of innovative technologies and practices.

CalWEP's Mary Ann Dickinson is one of the speakers.

Tickets are available now. Click here for more details.

We are pleased to offer you early bird pricing with the discount code ForumPartnerEarlyBird.

As an added bonus, all registrants get a complimentary ticket to attend Imagine H2O’s 9th annual Water Gala on March 14th at Mezzanine presented by Salesforce. (Gala-only tickets can be purchased separately.)

Launch Celebration Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors - Click on the above link for the full list.

Friday, February 23, 2018


Northern California Water Conservation Showcase

March 20, 2018
9:00am - 6:00pm
PG&E Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Join PG&E, EBMUD, SFPUC, USGBC, and AIA SF for a full day of learning and fun at the 15th Annual Water Conservation Showcase.

Speakers include CalWEP's Mary Ann Dickinson and Lisa Cuellar.

Be sure to stop by our Exhibitor booth.

Click here for more information or to register.


Need funding? Metropolitan Water District Request for Proposals for the 2018 Innovative Conservation Program

Metropolitan's Innovative Conservation Program provides funding in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Western Resource Advocates, Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Central Arizona Project, and the Southern California Gas Company for research that will document water savings and reliability of innovative water savings devices.

The objective is to evaluate the water savings potential and reliability of innovative water saving devices, technologies, and strategies.

Subject to funding availability, a total of $550,000 will competitively be awarded to proposals seeking up to $50,000.

Deadline for proposals is March 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. PST.

Click here for more information.