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Results of Member Vote on Council Proposal for Organizational Evolution

Published on Friday, January 06, 2017

The Board's recommendation to refocus and restructure the California Urban Water Conservation Council has passed by written vote of the members. Voting ended December 30, 2016. The changes will take place through a combination of bylaws amendments, financial arrangements and other transition matters.

Ballots were returned by 80 Group 1 members with only one no vote. Six Group 2 members returned ballots, all in favor of the proposal. Therefore, the proposal passed. This approval of the proposed changes sunsets the Council on December 31, 2016 as we have known it and lays the groundwork for creating a refocused and restructured organization beginning in 2017. The transition period is now underway per the Transition Plan outlined by the Board. Additional details and updates will be forthcoming. Complete information on the vote and the Transition Plan, along with a list of FAQs, can be found here

If you have any questions regarding the vote or this transition, please contact Sarah Foley, Interim Executive Director at


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.