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North American Water Loss Conference

North American Water Loss Conference

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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CalWEP Executive Director, Mary Ann Dickinson, will speak on NRW Skills Certification: Pipe Dream or Reality? and is a Panelist for the Growing Impact of Water Loss Control on Drinking Water Utilities discussion.

The California-Nevada Section, AWWA hosts the 2017 North American Water Loss (NAWL) Conference in cooperation with the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the NAWL 2017 Conference Planning Committee. Discussions will take place over two days on developing water loss policies, auditing your system, reducing apparent losses, controlling leakage, managing pressures, and documenting your progress, both for agencies and for regulators.

Click here for details or to register.


Agencies Support the Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act

Agencies Support the Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Nearly 100 signatories joined the Alliance for Water Efficiency on letters to Congressman Jared Huffman and Senator Diane Feinstein in support of the Water Conservation Tax Parity Act (H.R 448 and S 1464 respectively.)

 
Public utilities in every state offer rebate programs to promote water conservation and storm water management, but the rebates they pay to homeowners are currently seen as taxable income to the recipient. This is in stark contrast to the treatment of similar energy efficiency rebates, which Congress declared non‐taxable in 1992 under Section 136 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Click here to see copies of the letters
Letter to Congressman Huffman
Letter to Senator Feinstein


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
Click here to RSVP


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
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