Partnership News

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

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

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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Mary Ann Dickinson Delivered Keynote Address at ACWA Regulatory Summit

Mary Ann Dickinson Delivered Keynote Address at ACWA Regulatory Summit

Monday, September 25, 2017

CalWEP's Transition Executive Director, Mary Ann Dickinson presented the Keynote Address: “Putting Water Loss in Context” at ACWA's Water Loss Summit, October 17, 2017 in Sacramento, CA

Other topics included: 
      Status of Water Loss Audit Regulations and Audits
      Water Loss Technical Assistance Program (TAP): Update and Lessons Learned
      Water Loss Performance Standards, Approach, Time Frame, Goals and Objectives
      Water Loss Detection and Control Technologies
      Funding and Technical Assistance

Please click here to view Mary Ann's presentation

Two Major U.S. Water-Efficiency Organizations to Form Partnership

Two Major U.S. Water-Efficiency Organizations to Form Partnership

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

News Release

SACRAMENTO—The California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP) and Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) today announced that they are forming a new partnership, bringing together two of the country’s major organizations dedicated to improving and enhancing water efficiency in California and the United States.

 Beginning January 1, 2018, the CalWEP will become a chapter of the Alliance

“This is an outstanding move for advancing water efficiency and conservation,” said Mary Ann Dickinson, who is serving as both the CalWEP Transition Executive Director and AWE President & CEO. “The alignment of these two major organizations provides new focus, unity and resources to advancing water efficiency and leverages each organization’s investments.”

 The move comes as the CalWEP, formerly the California Urban Water Conservation Council, undergoes an organizational transformation, from implementing 25-year old best management practices on water conservation 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 a chapter of the Alliance, CalWEP will have access to all of the resources that the Alliance offers but with a focus on addressing California’s unique issues and providing value to members and California water providers,” said Joe Berg, Chair of the CalWEP Board of Directors. “This new collaboration will allow both organizations to capitalize on the other’s capabilities and to develop programs and tools they otherwise might not have the capacity to accomplish.”

 The two organizations currently share members and are collaborating on several projects. CalWEP recently unveiled a new logo that echoes the Alliance’s logo. The logo also includes elements to represent CalWEP’s focus on fostering collaboration among a wide variety of stakeholders. Swirls of blue represent the many voices within CalWEP, whose members include professionals in the water utility, business, non-profit and other sectors. 

In addition to the new logo, CalWEP is working to create a new Web site——which is expected to be unveiled in early 2018.  

The California Water Efficiency Partnership (formerly the California Urban Water Conservation Council) is an innovative leader, voice and expert on water efficiency in California that fosters collaboration among a wide variety of stakeholders. Learn more at

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.